John Richardson Davis

John Richardson Davis
April 18, 1844 – February 3, 1923

John Richardson Davis

Alternate Spelling:  John R. Davis
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
March 16, 1862 – Enlisted at New Hanover County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company I
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company I
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
William Davis   1813
Patience W. Hall  1814

Siblings
Sophia Davis  1835-1858
Sally Davis  1837
Nancy Ann Davis  1839-1901
Hoyle Coston Davis  1840-1863    36th NC 2Co I
William Ayres Davis  1841-1926    36th NC 2Co I
Mary Davis  1846
Frances A. Davis  1848
Orphia Jane Davis  1849-1918
Edmund Blake Davis  1853-1937
Harriet Caroline Davis  1855-1905
Raeford Hall Davis  1857-1943

Wife
Martha Jane Suggs  1851-1929

Children
Marietta Jane Davis  1869-1931
William Bizzle Davis  1871-1926
Hoyle McCoy Davis  1875-1943
Bessie Marvin Davis  1884-1968
Sampson B. Davis  1887-1889
Albertha Marzelle Davis  1891-1945
Lanie Burdetta Davis  1896-1978

Burial
White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
Bladen County, NC

John Richardson Davis Grave

William Ayres Davis

William Ayres Davis
February 14, 1841 – December 4, 1926

Alternate Spelling:  William Davis, William A. Davis, William Ayers Davis, Ayers Davis
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
October 19, 1861 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company I
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company I
Rank:  Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
March 2, 1865 – Paroled for Exchange
March 10, 1865 – Admitted to Hospital at Richmond, VA
Transferred to Hospital at Charlotte, NC
May 8, 1865 – Captured and Paroled at Charlotte, NC

Note:  Confederate Records show an Ayers Davis and a William A. Davis.  We are convinced that this is the same soldier, as the data matches and there is no overlapping or conflicting information.

Parents
William Davis   1813
Patience W. Hall  1814

Siblings
Sophia Davis  1835-1858
Sally Davis  1837
Nancy Ann Davis  1839-1901
Hoyle Coston Davis  1840-1863    36th NC 2Co I
John Richardson Davis 1844-1923    36th NC 2Co I
Mary Davis  1846
Frances A. Davis  1848
Orphia Jane Davis  1849-1918
Edmund Blake Davis  1853-1937
Harriet Caroline Davis  1855-1905
Raeford Hall Davis  1857-1943

Wife
Caroline Sikes  1843-1925

Children
Cora Lee Davis  1866-1910
Carson Davis  1869
Annie Davis  1872
Mary E. Davis  1875
William P. Davis  1878-1947
Franklin B. Davis  1881
John C. Davis  1884-1972
Amos Warren Davis  1889-1968

Burial
White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
Bladen County, NC

Tombstone lists incorrect Regiment….Identity confirmed by Death Certificate

William Ayers Davis Grave

Thomas Melvin Smith

Thomas Melvin Smith
January 13, 1820 – November 20, 1880

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

Military Record
October 26, 1863 – Enlisted at New Hanover County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company I
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company I
Rank:  Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
June 30, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

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

Siblings
Daniel McCall Smith  1820-1880    18th NC Co A
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
Arthur Stevens Smith  1834-1912    18th NC Co K
Henrietta Smith  1836

Wife
Harriet Newell Harvey  1824-1861

Children
Arglus Washington Smith  1845-1845
Lucy Catherine Smith  1846-1846
Lloyd McCall Smith  1848-1896
Robert Isham Smith  1850-1912
John George Smith  1852-1914
Mary Elmira Smith  1854-1941
Eleanor Virginia Smith  1857-1933
Arthur Thomas Smith  1859-1946
Harriet Elizabeth Smith  1861-1861

Wife
Rebecca Maria Rivenbark  1834-1912

Children
Cora Lee Smith  1863-1863
Phillip Belah Smith  1866
Hubbard Alderman Smith  1869-1912
Romulus Stuart Smith  1873-1932
Albert Eugune Smith  1875-1876

Burial
Thomas Melvin Smith Cemetery
Green Sea Rd (SR 1503)
Ammon, Bladen County, NC

Thomas Melvin Smith Grave

 

 

 

Stephen D. Ward

Stephen D. Ward
June 14, 1834 – March 23, 1918

Alternate Spelling:  Stephen Ward
1860 Residence:  Chatham County, NC

Military Record
June 1, 1861 – Enlisted at “Cartersville”, NC
26th North Carolina Regiment, Company E
Rank:  Private
July 1, 1863 – Wounded in the right hip at Gettysburg, PA
Prior to January 1, 1864 – Returned to Duty
May 24, 1864 – Captured at Hanover Junction, VA
Confined at Point Lookout, MD
July 30, 1864 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
February 20, 1865 – Paroled & Transferred to James River, VA

Parents

James Ward
Charity Bass

Siblings
Unknown

Wife
Susan Hollingsworth  1845-1918

Children
Mary E. Ward  1870-1958
Alice Ward  1872
Charley D. Ward  1873-1940
Magie L. Ward  1875-1958

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

Stephen D. Ward Grave

Stephen D. Ward Grave

John Robert Tew

 John Robert Tew
October 4, 1834 – February 17, 1918

Alternate Spelling:  John R. Tew
1860 Residence:  Sampson County, NC

Military Record
April 8, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
51st North Carolina Regiment, Company I
Rank:  Private
March-April  1863 – Reported Absent Without Leave
May-June 1863 – Returned to Duty
June 1, 1864 – Captured at Cold Harbor, VA
June 11, 1864 – Confined at Point Lookout, MD
July 12, 1864 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
July 15, 1864 – Injured in a Train Wreck at Shohola, PA with broken left leg and mashed head
March 2, 1865 – Paroled & Transferred to James River, VA
March 6, 1865 – Hospitalized at Richmond, VA with debilitis
March 9, 1865 – Furloughed for 30 days

Parents

William B. Tew  1809-1851
Amy Godwin  1808-1872

Siblings
Margaret A. Tew  1832-1879
Anna Leah Tew  1832
Lewis Tew  1835-1862       46th NC Co I
Richard Tew  1839-1918      46th NC Co I
Osborn Tew  1842

Wife
Eleanor McIntyre  1830-1908

Children
Alice Lenora Tew  1860-1867
Laura A. Tew  1861-1921
John Curtis Tew  1866-1902
Julia F. Tew  1868-1874
Cornelia J. Tew  1870-1886

Wife
Mary Ellen Starling  1874-1929

No Children

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

John Robert Tew Grave

John Robert Tew Grave

John M. McDonald

John M. McDonald
July 17, 1845-August 3, 1905

1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
40th North Carolina Regiment, Company E
Also known as 3rd North Carolina Artillery, Company E
Rank: Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
June 29, 1865 – Released after taking Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Neill McDonald 1795-1873
Charity Trawick 1808-1864

Siblings
Hugh T. McDonald 1832-1891
Henry J. McDonald 1836        51st NC Co D
Sarah C. McDonald 1837-1892
Margaret A. McDonald 1838-1890
Effie McDonald 1840
George Patrick McDonald  1843-1895      51st NC Co D
Cornelius T. McDonald 1848

Wife
Mary Catherine McLean 1853-1921

Children
Neil McDonald 1874
James McArthur McDonald 1875
Leola McDonald 1877-1951
Lula McDonald 1879
Henry M. McDonald  1880
John Frederick McDonald  1882-1947
Grover Cleveland McDonald  1883-1945
Catherine M. McDonald  1885
Sarah M. McDonald  1887
Cornelius T. McDonald  1889-1948
Daniel H. McDonald  1892

Burial
McLean (aka McRae) Cemetery
NC Highway 130
Maxton, NC

John M. McDonald Grave

John M. McDonald Grave

Calvin A. Cobb

Calvin A. Cobb
April 2, 1843 – March 26, 1865

1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
December 16, 1862 – Enlisted in Robeson County, NC
1st Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company C
Rank: Private
January 13, 1864 – Transferred to
1st Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company D
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
March 26, 1865 – Died at Elmira, NY of diarrhea

Parents
Gray Edward Cobb 1813-1886
Sarah Graham 1818-1849

Siblings
James J. Cobb 1837
Mary Jane Cobb 1839-1921
Simeon Wiley Cobb 1846-1922        1st Bat NC HA Co C
John Bunyon Cobb 1849

Never Married

Burial
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Grave #2474
Elmira, New York

Calvin A. Cobb Grave

Calvin A. Cobb Grave

John C. McKellar

John C. McKellar
February 1, 1840 – December 30, 1886

1860 Residence: Richmond County, NC

Military Record
May 18, 1862 – Enlisted in Robeson County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company D
Rank: Private
June 14, 1862 – Promoted to Corporal
September 9, 1862 – Promoted to Sergeant
May 4, 1863 – Hospitalized at Richmond, VA, with a gunshot wound to the right thigh
September 1, 1863 – Returned to Duty
May 12, 1864 – Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA,
Confined at Point Lookout, MD
August 3, 1864 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
June 20, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
John McKeller 1780-1860
Catherine Odin 1823

Siblings
Elizabeth McKeller 1843-1903
Mary McKeller 1844-1897
Preston McKeller 1847-1922
Flora McKeller 1847-1882

Wife
Mary Ann Taylor 1835-1878

Children
Angus Taylor McKellar 1870-1932
Callie Mae McKellar 1873
Barbara Etta McKellar 1876-1878

Wife
Charlotte Adair Alford 1848-1928

Children
Mary Etta McKellar 1879-1964
Jacob Alford McKellar 1881-1907
James Franklin McKellar 1883-1944
Wiley Rowland McKellar 1885-1932

Burial
Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery
192 Ashpole Church Road
Rowland, NC

John C. McKellar Grave

John C. McKellar Grave

James Douglas Thompson

James Douglas Thompson
August 6, 1838 – April 13, 1875

Alternate Spelling:  James D. Thompson
1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
August 20, 1861 – Enlisted in Union County, NC
40th North Carolina Regiment, Company E
also known as 3rd North Carolina Artillery, Company E
Rank: Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
July 11, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Samuel Thompson 1797-1881
Nancy A. McLean 1805-1878

Siblings
John Trimigan Thompson 1832
William B. B. Thompson 1834-1862        40th NC Co E
Archibald Duncan Thompson 1835-1903        40th NC Co E
Henry Pinkney Thompson 1840-1909        31st NC Co K
Edmund McQueen Thompson 1843-1915        36th NC 2nd Co D
Sarah Ann McLean Thompson 1847

Wife
Mary Ann Bracey 1843-1925

Children
William Preston Thompson 1870-1929
James Samuel Thompson 1873-1946
John Douglas Thompson 1875-1937

Burial
Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery
192 Ashpole Church Road
Rowland, NC

James Douglas Thompson Grave

James Douglas Thompson Grave

Samuel Curtis

Samuel Curtis
1833 – February 23, 1865

1860 Residence: Caldwell County, NC

Military Record
October 19, 1863 – Enlisted at Caldwell County, NC
38th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank: Private
June 22, 1864 – Captured near Petersburg, VA
June 30, 1864 – Confined at Point Lookout, MD
July 23, 1864 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
February 23, 1865 – Died at Elmira, NY of chronic diarrhoea

Parents
John Curtis 1804-1881
Sarah Simmons 1798

Siblings
Edmund Curtis 1827-1881
Mary Curtis 1828-1912
William Curtis 1831
Thomas Curtis 1833-1903
Joshua C. Curtis 1838-1901
Susan Caroline Curtis 1844-1931

Wife
Mary Ann Lawrence 1834-1915

Children
James Monroe Curtis 1857-1916
Sarah E. Curtis 1861-1936
Martha Louise Curtis 1864-1907

Burial
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Grave #2246
Elmira, New York

Samuel Curtis Grave

Samuel Curtis Grave