These pages are dedicated to the memory of all the men from North Carolina that fought in the Civil War.
North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 14, 1862 Married, in Johnston County, N.C. on the 1st inst., by Rev. J.R. Brooks, Aden Dougherty to Emily Strickland, all of Johnston County. Died, in this city on the evening of the 11th inst., John B. Jones, Esq., aged about 65 years. Died, on Saturday night last, 10th inst., Miss Sarah Louisa Hill eldest daughter of Dr. William G. Hill of this city. Died, at Newbern, Alabama of scarlet fever, Robert A., in his (illegible) year, Mary M. H., in her third year, and John F., in his second year, all children of Charles H. and Sarah Mansfield. Mr. Mansfield is a native of Person County, N.C. Departed this life at Salem on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Maria Louisa Patterson, daughter of Honorable John M. and Ann Eliza Morehead and wife of R.L. Patterson, Esq. About eight years ago she connected herself to the Presbyterian Church. She was an affectionate daughter, a faithful wife, a tender mother, a kind and sympathetic friend, a benefactress of the poor and she gained by her gentle and winning ways the love and esteem not only of a large circle of friends and relatives but of all who had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with her, for to know her was to love and esteem her. To all appearances she had scarcely ever enjoyed better health than this spring when she was suddenly attacked with erysipelas of so malignant a character that in spite of every care and attention bestowed upon her by experienced physicians and anxious friends and relatives, the conviction was soon forced upon all that she could not possibly recover. She herself spoke of her approaching dissolution with great calm and certainty, to all appearances, free from all care and approbation. With a mother’s care she endeavored to make provisions for her bereaved little ones and then seemed to cast all her cares upon Him who careth so well for His own. She appeared to be aware that her disease would produce much pain and suffering and this proved to be true. Her natural strength resisted vigorously the attack of the disease and her friends and relatives were deeply and painfully moved when they witnessed the fearful struggle of which they, however, trusted the beloved sufferer was not fully conscious of. At 7:30 on the morning of the 3rd, she was released from all pain and suffering and received permission to go to her Savior’s presence where she now experiences that all sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to the children of God. Affectionate parents, brothers and sisters, a deeply afflicted husband, four little children—and a large circle of friends and relatives weep and mourn for the departed but they cannot sorrow like those who have no hope for they know that their own loss is her everlasting gain. Her age was 31 years, 11 months and 1 day. Now rest at peace! When dying, Thee attended And Thou has ended. Thy mortal life and now, through grace Beholdest Jesus face to face The holy angels did convey Thy soul to realms of endless days There bless thee God the Father and the Son And Holy Ghost—Jehovah three in one With the saints adore the Lamb That sitteth on the throne. A Friend North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 21, 1862 Died, near this city on the 15th (?) inst., W.T. Martin in the 38th (?) year of his age. He leaves a wife and four children in a helpless condition. North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 28, 1862 Married, on Sunday, 14th May, at Chatham County, N.C. by H.A. Durham, Esq., James Thomas to Caltherine Dixon, daughter of John Dixon of Alamance Co. Married, at the residence of the bride’s father on the morning of the 14th inst., by A.M. Vestry, Esq., Samuel P. Washington to Lucy A. Nance of Granville Co., N.C. Married, in Chowan Co., on the 10th April, by Rev. Mr. Snowden, Dr. R.H. Winborns(?) and Annie F. Parker(?) Parkes(?). Died, near Turboro at the residence of Mrs. Powell on the 20th inst., James F. Clark, Esq., a respectable citizen of Beaufort Co. Died, in Smithfield on the morning of the 16th inst., Nathaniel Cobb, son of Mrs. Nancy Cobb, in his 15th year. Deceased was much esteemed for his virtue, morality and industry. His disposition was mild and gentle. Notwithstanding his feeble constitution, he labored cheerfully in support of an aging, infirm and widowed mother and kind and affectionate sisters. His death has left an aching void and bleeding hearts around the family hearth stone. But let us not mourn it is the will of Him who doeth all things well. L.E. Died, of diphtheria on the 14th April in the (age illegible) year of her age, Martha Elizabeth, daughter of Tobias and Ellen Goodman. Also, of diphtheria on the 24th April, Margaret Ellen, sister of the above, in the 14th year of her age. Kind and lovely children we can hardly believe that ye are gone; but a few days ago we saw you sporting in all the bloom of vigorous youth. But ye are gone— gone, we believe, to that land where sickness and death never come—where parting from friends shall be no more. Hope works beyond the bounds of time When what we now deplorer Shall rise in full immortal prime And bloom to fade no more. G.B. Rowan, N.C., May 17, 1862 North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 4, 1862 Married, at Franklinsville on the 28th ult., by Rev. Mr. Kearns, Lt. R. Gray, Company I, 22nd Regiment, N.C.V. to Kate B. Weisinger(?) of Fayetteville, N.C. Died, in this city on the 25th ult., of typhoid fever, C.C.(?) Young, in the 24th year of his age. Mr. Young was a model of morality, a consistent friend and above all a Christian gentleman. He was thus stricken down in the prime of life and in the midst of his career of usefulness. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 11, 1862 Married, in this city on the 29th ult., by L.C. Manly, Esq., George S. Wilson to Miss Sarah E. Powell, daughter of Cabot Powell, Esq., of this county. Died, in this city on Saturday morning, 7th inst., George Fisher, aged about 55(?). North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 25, 1862 Married, in this city on the morning of the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. Thomas E. Skinner, Rev. J.K. Howell, Chaplain of the 1st Regiment N.C.T., to Miss Virginia C. Royster. Died, at his late residence in the town of Halifax, N.C. on Saturday night, 14th inst., Michael Ferrell, in the 59th year of his age. The deceased was a native of County Longford, Ireland. About the year 1826 he arrived in Halifax, an utter stranger with no other reliance then his own exertions. He had received an education which well fitted him for the practical duties of life and he formed an engagement as clerk with Irving and Dunn, merchants. Upon the dissolution of this firm by the death of one of the partners, he continued in the same capacity with Dunn, McIlwain & Co., who removed to Petersburg, Va., leaving to the subject of this notice the management of their affairs in Halifax. That no man ever more faithfully acted in the interests of his employer is partly evidenced by the fact that in nine years he paid them upwards of $70,000 net profits. At the end of this time, he bought out the concern, giving his note for $18,000 renewable quarterly. He discharged the encumbrance and labored so industriously in his vocation that from the day he commenced business to the day of his death, he never allowed his paper to be dishonored nor his contract to remain unfulfilled. He was, indeed, a model business man—he loved labor—he abhorred idleness nor would he tolerate it in any of his subordinates. His industry never slacked—he rigidly fulfilled all his engagements with others and required others to fulfill their engagements with him. Perhaps it is not going too far to say that the state of North Carolina cannot produce a business more admirable, in all respects than those in which he left the record of his mercantile life. By these qualities he was able to bear up under every financial pressure and was to leave for his children a handsome estate. He married Miss Mary Eppes, a most worthy lady of Halifax, by whom he had six children, only two survive him. The beloved partner of his struggles, as well as his successes, preceded him six years ago to the tomb. In his family he was most liberal, supplying every want and extending to his children all the facilities and acquiring an education the best money could purchase. Unsuspected by the world, he was very charitable—the Orphan Asylums of Baltimore, Charlotte, and Charleston and other places witness his munificence. His house was the Priest’s house. The clergymen of his faith no matter from what quarter of the world they came, always found there a cordial welcome. Nor did those in straightened circumstances, and there were many such, seeking in a strange land their distant missions, ever leave his door without a blessing for the cheerful giver who extended to them his general hospitality and never failed to supply their wants. For several years previous to his death, he was afflicted with rheumatism and for three years was confined to his room. At times he suffered great agony but no man can say that he ever heard him murmur or appear otherwise then resigned. With all these traits of character it would be surprising if he had not found devoted friends who stood by him through life. And it would be equally a matter of surprise if he had not made some enemies—but he never was diverted from his purpose by the fear of any man’s wrath or by his dread of what his enemies might say—conscious that no man could point to a dishonest act he had ever committed or to a single stain upon his name. Some will say that this sketch is overcharged and indulges in the language of partial friendship. But the writer feels he has endeavored truthfully to present the prominent traits of the deceased. Had fortune thrown him into a public line of life he would have carved for himself an enduring record and no notice wound now indeed be necessary to make known the character of Michael Ferrell. Addendum Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 5, 1862 Married, in Harnett Co., on the 17th ult., by R.C. Belden, Esq., Hugh McL. Cameron, and Rachel, eldest daughter of Angus B. Cameron. Married, on the 23rd ult., by Rev. A. McQueen, Mr. Duncan C. Carmichael of Marion District, S.C., and Miss Sallie E., daughter of A.E. McKinnon, Esq., of Richmond Co. Died, in this town on the 29th ult., Duncan A. Cameron, in the 30th year of his age. Died, in Robeson, Jan. 10, in the 67th year of her age, Mrs. Catharine, wife of Col. Donald McQueen and daughter of the late Col. James McQueen. Died, of diphtheria in the neighborhood of Galatia Church, on the 8th April, Mrs. Nancy Rae in the 56th year of her age. Died, in this county, on the 11th April, Mrs. Hepsey J. Perry, aged 36 years, 1 months and 4 days, and on the 15th, Frances A. Perry, aged 7 years, 9 months and 1 day, the wife and daughter of John A.C. Perry. Died, in Bladen Co., on the 9th inst., Joshua Jessup in his 76th year. Married, on the 7th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, John H. Blake to Miss Susan McArthur, all of Cumberland. Married, on the 5th inst., John Wilson of Johnston Co., a Private in Company A, 24th Regiment N.C.V., to Mozila Askew of Hartford Co. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 12, 1862 Died, at Salem on the 3rd inst., of erysipelas, Mrs. Marie Louise Patterson, daughter of Hon. John M. and Ann Eliza Morehead and wife of R.L. Patterson, Esq., aged 31 years, 11 months and 1 day. Affectionate parents, brothers and sisters, a deeply afflicted husband, four little children—and a large circle of relatives and friends, weep and mourn for the departed; but they cannot sorrow like those who have no hope; for they know that their own loss was her everlasting gain. She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for eight years past. Died, in Duplin Co., the 30th ult., at the residence of his son-in-law, Wm. Usher, Esq., William J. Love, aged 75 years, 8 months, a native resident of the town of Wilmington. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 19, 1862 Married, in this town last evening, by A.J. O’Hanlon, Esq., George M. Toner, formerly of Baltimore, to Miss Laura, daughter of Joseph Ottarburg of this town. Died, near Laurel Hill, Richmond Co., N.C., May 1, Hector McMillan, in the 47th year of his age. Mr. McMillan was a valuable member of the church, a good husband, a kind father and an agreeable neighbor. Died, at the residence of her grandfather, Daniel McKinnon, in Richmond Co., April 26, Fannie A., second daughter of the late Dr. Archibald M. and Margaret A. McKinnon, aged four years and two months. Married, in Wilmington, on the 11th inst., by Rev. Thomas Murphy, Lt. Ancrum B. Burr to Mrs. Jane Johnson. Married, in Johnston Co., on the 14th inst., by Julius C. Eason, Esq., James Breece of Cumberland to Miss Johnnie C. Blackman, youngest daughter of Powel Blackman, Esq., of Johnston. Married, in Moore Co., at the bride’s father’s, by Rev. Wm. Phillips, Wm. Goldston, of Randolph Co., to Miss Mary a. Campbell, daughter of Matthew G. Campbell. Married, at the residence of Wm. Bramble, in this county, on the 10th inst., by A.A. McCaskill, Esq., Dr. Mechack Hales to Miss Talitha Maclemore. Died, in this town, on the 18th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Susan J. Bruff, wife of John K. Bruff, aged 28. Died, in Carthage, April 17, Mary Jenkins, in the 80th year of her age. In early life, she professed religion and joined the M.E. Church, South, exemplifying through a holy and benevolent course of life the religion she professed and in her last illness, realizing its blessings and consolations. From the commencement of the war she manifested great concern for the soldiers and our country’s cause, sparing no pains to make the soldiers comfortable and fervently praying to God in his behalf. We should “rejoice for a sister deceased”, knowing that our loss is her eternal gain. Beta Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 26, 1862 Died, at Beaver Creek, 21st inst., Nathan Holder, aged 21 years, and 6 months. He leaves a father, mother and two sisters to mourn his loss. Died, in this county on Saturday last, Angus McGill, a worthy man. Died, in Wadesboro’, on the 8th inst., James Plunkett, a highly esteemed and useful citizen. Died, in Ashley Co., Arkansas, Oct. 10, 1861, Benjamin Williams, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., and for many years a citizen of Greene Co. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 2, 1862 Died, at Little Rockfish, on Thursday, May 15, after a short illness, George Benton, infant son of John A. and Emeline Williams, aged 2 years, 2 months and 12 days. Died, in Duplin Co., on the 14th inst., John Kennedy, aged 85 years, 3 months. Died, in this county on the 20th inst., Mrs. Mary McDonald, relict of Angus Mcdonald, at an advanced age. Died, at Meltonsville, Anson Co., 19th April, Mrs. Mary Chambers, wife of Wilson Chambers, aged 48. Married, in the Presbyterian Church, yesterday morning, by Rev. J.M. Sherwood, Henry S. Frizell to Mrs. Margaret M. Wiley. Married, in this county, on Thursday last, the 29th ult., by Robert Register, Esq., Wm. Calder to Mrs. Betsy Ann Arnett, all of this county. Married, on the 14th ult., by Rev. H. McAlpin, Mr. W.A. Melvin of Bladen Co., to Miss Catherine J., daughter of Mr. John C. Devane of New Hanover. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 9, 1862 Died, in Columbus Co., on the 15th ult., of typhoid fever, Mrs. J.A.R. Sessions, wife of R.D. Sessions, Esq., in the 23rd year of her age. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 16, 1862 Died, in this town on the 14th inst., Jefferson Davis, son of Thomas and Marselene Waddill, aged 1 years, 8 days. Died, suddenly, near Clinton, Sampson Co., on the 5th (?) inst. Wm. T. Kirby, in the 60th year of his age. Died, at his residence in Robeson Co., on the 12th ult., James E. Burns, in the 40th year of his age. He was a native of Chatham Co., where his remains were interred. Died, in Richmond Co., on the morning of June 2, Angus P. Leach, after several months’ illness which he bore very patiently. Died, on the 24th May, Archibald Campbell, only son of D.C. and E.J. McLean, aged 8(?) years, 7 months and 4 days. Died, in Robeson, on the 29th May, Peter Livingston. Died, in Robeson, on the 3rd May, at the residence of Archibald Campbell, her brother-in-law, Miss Mary McNeill. Died, at Mt. Airy, Surry Co., on the 29th April, after a protracted illness, Gen. S. Graves. He served the state in both branches of the legislature; he was one of the oldest trustees of the University of the State, and was Clerk and Master of Surry for 32 years. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 23, 1862 Died, on Haymount, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Flora McLeod, Wednesday, at 3:00 a.m., 18th inst., Mrs. Ann McGilvary, relict of the late Donald McGilvary, in the 21st year of her age. Born in the Isle of Mull, Ayreshire, Scotland, she emigrated to this county in 1791. Possessing a strong physical and acute sensitive nature, she served her day and generation as well as her God with a conscientious regard of the responsibilities due to parent, neighbor and Christian. Died, yesterday morning, at his residence on Maiden Lane, Herrin Sewell, aged 70. The deceased was an affectionate husband, a kind father, a good neighbor and a worthy citizen. Died, in Lumberton, on the 11th inst., Susan Elizabeth, daughter of A.W. and Eliza Fuller, aged 13 months and 20 days. Died, in Salem, on the 11th inst., after an illness of two weeks, Ann L. Zevely, second daughter of Dr. A.T. and L.P. Zevely, aged 17 years, 8 months and 6 days. Married, on the 21st May, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. D. Culbreth, Mr. I. McF. Baker, of Moore to Miss Laura Corbett of New Hanover. Married, at Aiken, S.C., on the 17th inst., by the Rev. M. Cornish, Louis H. Derosset, of Wilmington, N.C., and Maria Trapier, only daughter of the late Col. J.E.B. Finley of Charleston, S.C. Married, in Moore Co., on the 18th inst., at the residence of Stephen Scoggins, by Aaron A.F. Seawell, Esq., James Scoggin of Moore Co., to Miss Caroline Morris of Cumberland. Died, at his residence in Randolph Co., on the 28th ult., Thomas Marley, aged 67 years, 10 months and 7 days. Truly a good man is gone! Died, in Johnston Co., on the 8th inst., John Lawhon, aged 86 years, 5 months and 8 (?) days. He was always a pious, good man and a member of the Baptist Church. We hope the loss is his eternal gain. Died, at his residence in Kember Co., Mississippi, A.G. Nicholson, Esq., aged about 55, formerly from Richmond Co., N.C., from a long attack of typhoid fever. (see also military deaths for this same issue.) Died, at the residence of Jos. C. Hooper, near Lake City, Florida, on the 16th (?) inst., John Eccles, Esq., a native of this town, aged about 41. A friend, who was present at his death, writes to his relatives here that without a groan or struggle he departed quietly. He had been very much wasted away, but was cheerful with the full possession of all his faculties and certainly expecting and awaiting death. He died cheerfully and with the earnest hope of a happy immortality. Died, in Moore Co., June 18, Angus McDonald, aged 95. Died, in Robeson co., June 7, Catherine McMillan, in the 39th year of her age. Died, in the neighborhood of Galatia(?) Church, in this county, on the 28th May, Donald G. Morrison, aged about 76. Died, in Richmond Co., on the 7th May, Miss Jennet Carmichael, in the 63rd year of his age. Died, in Montgomery Co., N.C., after an illness of three weeks from typhoid fever, Miss Ann Eliza Christian, in the 20th year of her age, eldest daughter of Col. Samuel H. and Eliza Christian. She was a gentle, amiable and lovely girl an ornament to the household and the society in which she moved. We miss her! Oh! We shall miss her sadly; the vacancy cannot be filled, but ‘twas God who did it and let us not murmur but say, Thy Will Be Done. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 30, 1862 Married, on the 24th inst., by Rev. David Frierson, Mr. Wm. Cade, of this vicinity, and Miss Mary E. Cunningham, daughter of Joseph Cunningham of Marion District, S.C. Died, in this town on the 27th inst., Elbert Francis, infant son of G.(?) F. Webster. Also, on the 28th inst., William Henry, son of Wm. P. and Mary Wemyss, aged 1 year, 2 months and 15 days. Died, in Wilmington, on the 21st inst., Owen L. Fillyaw, in the 51st year of his age. Died, in Sampson co., N.C., after a lingering illness of 26 months, Mrs. Rebecca Melvin, consort of Daniel Melvin, in the 65th year of her age. She was a consistent member of the M.E. Church for 35 years. Died, at Mountain Island, Gaston Co., on the 6th of the present months, John Webster Tate, second son of T.R. Tate, Esq., in the 24th year of his age.