In 1861, when the call was made for the brave men from the State of North Carolina to serve in the Confederate Army, many of my ancestors heeded that call, along with so many other thousands of men, who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect their homes and property, and to help preserve State's Rights as listed in the Constitution. Our Founding Fathers fought the First War of Independence to create this country, and due to a Federal Government becoming too large,out of control, and being funded primarily by huge tariffs on Southern products, our Southern ancestors fought to create a new and separate government, based on the principles of our Founding Fathers. It was not a war to overthrow the existing government, not a war to preserve slavery, but a war forced upon them by President Lincoln, who refused to let the seceding States leave the Union in peace to form a new government for their beloved Southern homeland.
This website is dedicated to all of my ancestors who bravely served in the War for Southern Independence to insure they will be honorably remembered for the sacrifices they made.
CHARLES CARNEY ARCHBELL Second Great Granduncle
Charles Carney Archbell was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on January 22, 1831 and died September 14, 1861. Mr. Archbell was married to Mary F. Creekmur on an unknown date. He resided in Beaufort County and was by occupation a farmer prior to his enlistment at the age of 30 on June 25, 1861, for the duration of the war. Being mustered in as a Sergeant, Mr. Archbell served in Company I, 4th Regiment N.C. State Troops, also known as the Pamlico Rifles, until his death from disease at Bull River, Camp Pickens, near Manassas, Virginia. Although the year is not known, an old newspaper article states that the Ladies Memorial Association of Manassas, Virginia located six Confederate graves several miles from town on the property of Mr. E.R. Connor. One of the marked graves read as follows: C.C. Archbell, Co. I, 4th N.C., Age 30 Years. A cousin of mine, Roy Archbell contacted the National Park Service about this grave and learned that after the battle, the area in question served as a hospital. Unfortunately, developers went in, probably paid no attention to the graves, and today, this is a shopping area full of stores.
SIDNEY BRYAN ARCHBELL Second Great Granduncle
Sidney Bryan Archbell was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on May 6, 1824 and died February 26, 1897. Mr. Archbell married Martha Ann Patrick on March 13, 1859. He resided in Beaufort County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Beaufort County at the age of 37 on May 22, 1861 for the duration of the war. He mustered in as a Sergeant and served in Company K, 17th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Organization), akso known as the Confederate Guard, and was present or accounted for until the company disbanded on or about March 26, 1862. Mr. Archbell is buried at Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity, North Carolina.
FREDERICK HARDING Second Great Granduncle
Frederick Harding was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on February 29, 1832 and died September 29, 1892. Mr. Harding married Mary Louisa Noble on August 10, 1865. He resided in Beaufort County and was by occupation a merchant prior to enlisting in Beaufort County at the age of 29 as a member of Company K, 17th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Organization). He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from May 22, 1861 and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant to rank from March 3, 1862. He was present or accounted for until the company was disbanded on or about March 26, 1862, He later enlisted in Company K, 41st Regiment N.C. Troops (3rd Regiment N.C. Cavalry), also known as Clark Skirmishers, and was appointed 3rd Lieutenant on May 15, 1862, and later promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 12, 1863. Mr. Harding was captured near Black Water, Virginia on March 17, 1863 and later exchanged at City Point, Virginia on March 29, 1863. He was present or accounted for through October 1864 and was also promoted and served as Captain of this company. Place of burial is unknown.
HENRY HARDING Second Great Granduncle
Henry Harding was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on May 8, 1837 and died April 23, 1912. He was raised on the family farm and later became a teacher. Mr. Harding married Susan Elizabeth Sugg on February 21, 1867. He enlisted in Beaufort County at the age of 25, and became Captain of Henry Harding's Independent Company N.C. Troops. He later served in Company K, 17th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Organization) and was appointed 1st Lieutenant of the company. He was present or accounted for until he resigned on October 9, 1861. The reason he resigned was not reported or known. Mr. Harding later joined Company B, 61st Regiment N.C. Troops, also known as the Beaufort Plow Boys, and served as Captain until his promotion to Major and transfer to the Field and Staff of the N.C. 61st Regiment on September 5, 1862. He was reported present or accounted for in January-June 1863, and was reported in command of the regiment in July-August 1863. Major Harding was reported present or accounted for on surviving regimental muster rolls from September 1863 through April 1864. On August 3, 1864, he resigned "to promote the good of the service, as well as to secure my personal satisfaction and the satisfaction of those with whom I am associated......I respectfully pray that I may be allowed to join a Regt of my choice, which I promise to do within five days after this is accepted (the 41st or 50th N.C. preferred.) His resignation was accepted on August 10, 1864, but there is no evidence that he later served in another unit. Major Harding is buried at Cherry Hill Cemetery, Greenville, North Carolina.
From Sketches of Pitt Co, N.C. by Henry T. King (Page251)
Major Harding was born at his father's home on a farm three miles south of Chocowinity. Major Harding was raised on the farm, working and attending school, finishing from Trinity Parochial School at Chocowinity, with a good academic education. He then began teaching and had been teaching five years, when he left the schoolhouse for the field of war, volunteering in Captain Swindell's company, which went to Hatteras, and at the expiration of twelve months, for which he had enlisted, disbanded. Governor Vance then commissioned him Captain to raise a company. This company went into the Sixty-first Regiment as Company B. He was later promoted to Major of the regiment. The regiment saw much service in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. In 1863 it was encamped on James Island, near Charleston. On another part of the island were a lot of Negro soldiers. The United States Gunboat Chippewa was lying in Stono River to protect them. Major Harding conceived a plan to capture it. Early one morning in July, 1863, his regiment made the charge, succeeding in getting to the boat but could not scale its sides. The guns of the boat could not be lowered enough to reach the Confederates and any appearance over the sides of the boat was an invitation for a ball. So the boat could do nothing but weigh anchor and float down river. But not before several on the boat had been killed and the boat damaged. As the boat swung around, the regiment had to seek shelter, as grape and canister were flying thick. However, only one Confederate, B.A. Davis, Private in Company F, was wounded. He died in a few minutes. The regiment then charged on the Negro soldiers, and drove them from the island with great loss. All their camp and supplies were captured without the loss of a man. Returning from the war, he went to work on the farm and in 1866 was elected to the legislature (House). In 1876 he was elected a county commissioner and was twice reelected. In 1885 he moved to Greenville, N.C. He had served four years on the Board of Education, when in 1889, on the death of Superintendent Josephus Latham, he was elected county superintendent to fill the vacancy. He held this position four years. In 1892 he was elected Register of Deeds, and since the expiration of that term, with the exception of two years, he was a Justice of the Peace. He was Senior Warden of the Episcopal Church, was a long lay reader, teacher, and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a Past Mason and a Democrat.
Major Harding's Obituary from the Washington Daily News, April 25, 1912
Major Harding, brother of the Rev. Nathaniel Harding, of this city passed away at his home in Greenville, N.C., yesterday afternoon. He was about seventy-seven years of age and for years resided in this county at Aurora, N.C. Major Harding was a native of Beaufort County and spent his early years at Trinity School at Chocowinity. When the Civil War broke out he organized the "Beaufort Plow Boys" and went to the front as Captain of that company. His gallantry as a soldier brought him steady promotion and he became Major of the 61st NC Regiment. He delighted in reviving the memory of the Confederacy and for the last several years was commander of Bryan Grimes Camp of Confederate Veterans, always taking active part in the annual reunions on the 10th of May. His remains were interred in Cherry Hill cemetery this afternoon with Masonic honors.
JARVIS BUXTON HARDING Second Great Granduncle
Jarvis Buxton Harding was born In Beaufort County, North Carolina on January 6, 1827 and died August 6, 1864. Mr. Harding married Eunice A. Windley on February 11, 1857. He resided in Beaufort County and enlisted at the age of 39, on April 28, 1863, for the duration of the war. Originally a Private in Company E, 4th Regiment N.C. State Troops, also known as the Southern Guard, Mr. Harding was promoted to Ordnance Sergeant and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment on or about July 31, 1863. He was present or accounted for until he died of typhoid fever in Staunton, Virginia on August 6, 1864. Place of burial is unknown.
NATHANIEL HARDING Second Great Granduncle
Nathaniel Harding was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on March 6, 1847 and died June 27, 1917. Mr. Harding was married twice, first to Mary Elizabeth Hughes who died in 1887, and later to Marina Brickell Hoyt on October 1, 1889. Very little is known about Mr. Harding's service, but it is noted in the Confederate Military History: North Carolina, 4:529 that he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 67th Regiment N.C. Troops, also known as Company I, Whitford's Battalion N.C. Partisan Rangers. His name appears on a bounty payroll dated September 26, 1864, and no other records have been found. According to his son, Edmund Hoyt Harding, while serving near Plymouth, N.C., Nathaniel fell in a creek and being weighted down from equipment, was pulled to safety by a Union officer. It is told the Union Officer took him under his wing which is how he ended up being educated in Connecticut.
From Genealogy of the Harding Family in the Eastern Counties of North Carolina by Rev. John R. Harding, D.D., Rector of Trinity Church, Utica, New York (1908)
Nathaniel Harding enlisted in the Confederate Army on August 20, 1864 and served until the surrender. He was educated at the Episcopal Academy, Cheshire, Conn., and Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. He was ordered deacon by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, Bishop of North Carolina, July 13, 1873, and priest by the same Bishop, December 19, 1875. He was called to the charge of St. Peter's Church, Washington, N.C. September 15, 1873, and has spent his entire ministry in that parish, where he was greatly admired and loved. The Diocese of East Carolina honored him with the following offices: Deputy to the General Convention since 1884, President Standing Committee, member Board of Examining Chaplains, President of the Council, and Dean of the Convocation of Edenton. St. Peter's Church was built under his administration, and is now one of the best equipped churches in the State, and the parish one of the most vigorous. He is also in charge of St. Thomas' Church, Bath, and Zion Church, Beaufort County, N.C. For twenty-five years he held the position of county superintendent of public instruction.
Reverend Harding's Obituary from the Washington Daily News, June 28, 1917
Rev. Nathaniel Harding died at the rectory on Main Street at 6:20 o'clock yesterday evening, surrounded by his wife, Collin H. Harding, and children; Rev. F.H. Harding of Camden, S.C., W.B. Harding, Mrs. K.G. Henry of Chapel Hill, Edmund H. Harding and Miss Rena Harding. He was born in Chocowinity, March 6, 1847 and received his teaching under Rev. N. Collin Hughes. Until the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Harding attended school at Chocowinity. When war was declared he volunteered in the Confederate army at the age of 17. He served with honors and distinction, being engaged in a number of prominent battles during the four years of warfare. In July, 1873, he was ordained to the ministry and in 1875 he was made a priest of his church. Forty-three years ago he was called and accepted the rectorship of St. Peter's parish and since that hour he has been its guide and leader. Washington has been his first and only charge. Reverend Harding was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina.
Nathaniel Harding's son, Edmund Hoyt Harding was not only my cousin, but my Godfather. To this date, I cherish the 12 silver teaspoons he gave me, one each year on my birthday, until I reached the age of twelve.
THOMAS J. HARDING Second Cousin - 4 Times Removed
Thomas J. Harding was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina in 1847 and died in 1929. Mr. Harding resided in Beaufort County as was by occupation a contractor prior to his enlistment at the age of 17. He married Joanna "Josie" Lewis on February 13, 1873. Mr. Harding enlisted as a Private in Craven County, N.C. and served in Company A, 67th Regiment N.C. Troops, also known as Company A, Whitford's Battalion N.C. Partisan Rangers. Little is known about his military career, but he was reported present or accounted for through June 30, 1864. Mr. Harding is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina.
WILLIAM FRANCIS HARDING Second Cousin - 4 Times Removed
William Francis Harding was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on October 23, 1845 and died November 25, 1865. Mr. Harding's occupation before the war and the date of his enlistment are unknown. He originally served as a Private in Captain Henry Harding's Independent Company N.C. Troops. He transferred to Company B, 61st Regiment N.C. Troops, also known as the Beaufort Plow Boys,on September 5, 1862 at the rank of Private. He was reported present through October 31, 1863. During the period of November - December, 1863, Private Harding was promoted to the rank of Corporal. He was reported on detached service at Petersburg, Virginia in November - December, 1863, and rejoined the company in January - February, 1864. The last records show him present or accounted for in March - April, 1864 and in September - December, 1864. No further records were found. The Wilmington Journal (Weekly) of January 15, 1863 states he was reported missing at Kinston, North Carolina on December 14, 1862 Place of burial is unknown.
HENRY MACHEN PATRICK First Cousin - 4 Times Removed
Henry Machen Patrick was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on January 12, 1831 and died August 16, 1864. Mr. Patrick married Susan Mary Lane on August 10, 1859. He enlisted on May 16, 1862 as a Private in Company K, 41st Regiment N.C.T. (3rd Regiment N.C. Cavalry) also known as Clark Skirmishers. Mr. Patrick was present or accounted for until he was killed on Darbytown Road near Richmond, Virginia at the Battle of White's Tavern. In the North Carolina Archives there is Private Collection #404 that contains a series of letters home to his wife Susan. They were given in 1961 by Richard L. Patrick from Atlanta, Georgia, who said they were letters written to his grandmother. In these letters, he indicates he spent most of his time in the Richmond-Petersburg area, although he also spent time in Beaufort, Craven, and Pitt Counties as one letter was written from Pactolus, N.C. (Pitt County). It is thought Mr. Patrick was buried on the field of battle, but there is a marker at Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity, North Carolina next to his fraternal twin sister. It is not known if his body was returned for burial or if the marker was just erected in his remembrance.
WILLIAM HARVEY PATRICK First Cousin - 4 Times Removed
William Harvey Patrick was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on December 31, 1835 and died July 5, 1917. Mr. Patrick married Mary Louise Ferebee on December 31, 1873 in Craven County, N.C. He resided in Beaufort County and was by occupation was a farmer prior to his enlistment at the age of 24 on April 22, 1861 for twelve months service in the Washington Grays, Company K, 10th Regiment N.C.S.T. (1st Regiment N.C. Artillery). He was captured at Fort Hatteras on August 29, 1861 and was confined at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, until he was paroled for exchange on February 3, 1862. After his parole and exchange, he transferred to Company B, 61st Regiment N.C. Troops, the Beaufort Plow Boys, on September 8, 1862 and was elected 3rd Lieutenant of the company. He was wounded in the right arm and once again captured at Kinston, N.C. on December 14, 1862, but was paroled on the same day. He was reported absent wounded through December 31, 1863, and also reported absent on detached service as an enrolling officer in January - April and September - December, 1864. At the end of the war, Mr. Patrick was paroled at Greensboro, N.C. on May 1, 1865. William Harvey Patrick is buried at Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity, North Carolina.
William H. Patrick's Obituary from the July 6, 1917 Edition of the Washington Daily News
William H. Patrick, born December 31, 1835, of Benjamin and Euladicia Williams Patrick, entered into rest July 5, 1917, just as the night was reddening into day. His record as a soldier of the Confederacy and as a private citizen of Beaufort County is one to be pointed to with loving pride by his family and the community at large. Mr. Patrick enlisted first in the Washington Grays, later transferred to the 61st North Carolina Regiment, in which he served as Lieutenant beyond the end of the war, as he enjoyed the distinction of fighting three days after General Lee's surrender. Individually, he drew the first shot at the Battle of Salisbury. Wounded seriously at the Battle of Kinston Bridge, December 14th, 1862, he carried through his life a maimed right arm as his red badge of courage. As a private citizen his legacy to his people was a long and faithful service; vestryman of Trinity Parish in Chocowinity since his twenty-first birthday; magistrate of the county forty odd years. As a member of the Board of County Commissioners he was instrumental in securing free access into Washington, through the purchase of the Swamp Road and the Bridge. His seven surviving children, two sisters and a host of sincere friends will lay him to rest in "God's Acre" with those other loyal souls have have preceded him into the Beyond. The pall, of exquisite flowers, was in the design of the Confederate Battle Flag which he loved so well.
WILLIAM HENRY von EBERSTEIN Great-Great Grandfather
William Henry von Eberstein was born in St. Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France on December 15, 1821 and died October 25, 1890. After a career as a sea captain, he settled in Chocowinity, North Carolina where he was by occupation an engineer. Mr. von Eberstein married Annis Harding on April 15, 1852. He enlisted at the age of 40 on April 22, 1861 in Company K, 10th Regiment N.C.S.T. (1st Regiment N.C. Artillery), also known as the Washington Grays, and mustered in as 5th (Orderly) Sergeant. He later transferred to the Field and Staff of the N.C. 61st Regiment on July 3, 1863 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant-Major. He was wounded in the hip at Battery Wagner in the Defense of Charleston, S.C. on August 26, 1863 and was hospitalized at Charleston. He returned to duty on October 5, 1863 and was reported present or accounted for in November - December, 1863 and March - April, 1864. While at Drewy's Bluff, Virginia, he was wounded in the hip on or about May 16, 1864 and was hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. He received a furlough for sixty days on May 31, 1864, and due to his age and being unfit for field duty, was discharged on October 18, 1864. Before his death, Mr. von Eberstein wrote his life's memoirs which are now in the Special Collections Department, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina. He was buried at Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity, North Carolina on October 26, 1890.
William H. von Eberstein's obituary from the Washington Gazette, October 30, 1890
William, Baron of Eberstein, an old and most highly esteemed friend of THE GAZETTE departed this life at his country residence, four miles from Washington, on Saturday, October 25, 1890 in his 69 year. A true type of the ruddy faced German, a Baron in his own right, and withal a genial and sociable companion, William H. von Eberstein was always greeted by a host of friends no matter where he went. Leaving his native land on account of political persecution, his footsteps led him to Washington at an early age and the past forty years of his life have been spent among the people of Beaufort County. He espoused the cause of the Southern Confederacy, and entered his own body as a bulwark against the invasion of the land which he had adopted as his own, and his war record as a soldier is beyond reproach. When peace came again he quietly turned to his chosen profession--a tiller of the soil--and has since thoroughly identified with all measures for promoting the agricultural welfare of his section. The ex-Confederates of North Carolina and their Association never had a warmer nor better advocate than Mr. Eberstein, and he was never foremost in any movement for their benefit. The Baron was master of several languages and was supplied with a fund of wit and humor which caused him to be much sought after in social circles. His funeral on Sunday at Trinity church was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends from all parts of the county. Peace to his ashes.
NOTE: One statement in his obituary is incorrect. He did not leave his native land due to political persecution, but rather, left home at the age of 13 to begin a career at sea, something he had dreamed of doing as a young child.
Thank you for taking your time to visit my website. I am very proud of my ancestors who served in the War for Southern Independence, and of all the men from the South who gave their all in hopes of creating a new and better government in the South; a government formed as our Founding Fathers had envisioned. So many men gave the ultimate sacrifice, and they, along with all the other veterans who survived the War, should be honorably remembered for their service to the Confederate States of America. God Bless ALL of them.
Henry Bonner was born in Washington, North Carolina on December 2, 1839 and died in January 1914. Mr. Bonner was married twice; first to Sarah A. Gilford in 1868 and second to Rebecca Florence Gilford in 1883. Mr. Bonner enlisted in Beaufort County at the age of 21 on June 25, 1861, for the war in Company I, 4th Regiment, N.C. State Troops, also known as the Pamlico Rifles. He mustered in at the rank of Private and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on September 10, 1861. On December 5, 1861, Mr. Bonner was promoted to 1st Sergeant, and later, on February 27, 1862, he was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. On September 24, 1862, he was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. On or about May 23, 1863, Mr. Bonner resigned by reason of "chronic diarrhoea" and his resignation was accepted on or about July 15, 1863. Henry Bonner is buried at the Guilford Sandhill Cemetery, Beaufort County, North Carolina.
Henry Bonner's Obituary from the Washington Daily News , January 6, 1914
Yesterday afternoon near the town of Aurora, N.C., there fell on sleep one of Beaufort County's citizens of the old school - one full of years and experience in the person of Mr. Henry Bonner. Mr. Bonner was born on December 2, 1839, in Washington, N.C., being a son of the late John Bonner. No braver soldier shouldered a musket under Lee, and Jackson and no citizen was more loyal to his country than he after the carnage of battle had ceased. In addition to being proud of wearing the gray he was also a consistent member of the Episcopal church, and a loyal Mason. Another landmark has fallen by the wayside.
THOMAS PASTEUR BONNER Second Cousin - 4 Times Removed
Thomas Pasteur Bonner was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on February 26, 1837 and died on August 25, 1899. Mr. Bonner married Emily Crawford on October 23, 1866. On September 23, 1861, Mr. Bonner enlisted in Beaufort County as a Private in 2nd Company G, 36th Regiment N.C.T. (2nd Regiment N.C. Artillery), also known as Kennedy Artillery, for twelve months service. He was detailed as an Assistant Surgeon at Kinston, North Carolina on July 13, 1862. He was reported Absent Detailed when he was transferred to Company D, 13th Battalion N.C. Light Artillery on November 4, 1863. His records show he was Absent Detailed through February 1865. Thomas Pasteur Bonner is buried at High Hill Cemetery, Beaufort County, North Carolina.
WILLIAM VINES BONNER Second Cousin - 4 Times Removed
William Vines Bonner was born in 1830 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was married to Cora Farrow. Mr. Bonner resided in Beaufort County and enlisted in Edgecombe County, N.C. on May 24, 1861 at the age of 31. He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 15th Regiment N.C. Troops , also known as the Confederate Guard. He was present or accounted for until he was appointed Assistant Surgeon on September 26, 1862, to rank from July 30, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of the Regiment. Mr. Bonner was present or accounted for until he resigned on April 3, 1863. His resignation was accepted on July 23, 1863. In May 1863, Mr. Bonner declined an appointment as Surgeon of the 48th Regiment N.C. Troops. Place of burial is unknown.
JOSEPH BONNER BRYAN First Cousin - 5 Times Removed
Joseph Bonner Bryan was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on January 19, 1828 and died October 1, 1898. Mr. Bryan was married twice; first to Ann Bryan Bonner on July 7, 1853, and later to Clarissa George Irving Bonner. Mr. Bryan resided in Beaufort County where he enlisted on September 23, 1861 for twelve months service. He mustered in as a Private in 2nd Company G, 36th Regiment N.C.T. (2nd Regiment N.C. Artillery), also known as Kennedy Artillery, and on April 21, 1862 was elected 2nd Lieutenant of the company. Mr. Bryan was present or accounted for until he transferred to Company D, 13th Battalion N.C. Light Artillery on November 4, 1863. He was present or accounted for through February 1865. On March 19, 1865, he was captured at Bentonville and confined at Johnson's Island, Ohio, until he was released after taking the Oath of Allegiance on June 17, 1865. Place of burial is unknown.
THOMAS RESPESS CRAWFORD First Cousin - 3 Times Removed
Thomas Respess Crawford was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on August 13, 1840. On December 20, 1866, he married Mary M. Tuten. Mr. Crawford resided in Beaufort County and enlisted in Company I, 4th Regiment N.C. State Troops, also known as the Pamlico Rifles, at the age of 22, June 25, 1861, for the duration of the war. He mustered in as a Private and was later appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from July 17, 1862. On May 31, 1862, he was wounded slightly in the head at Seven Pines, Virginia and was later "Greatly distinguished for courage" at Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862. Mr. Crawford was once again wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. On February 25, 1863, Mr. Crawford resigned. The reason for his resignation, however, is not known. His resignation was accepted on March 9, 1863. Place of burial is unknown.
PATRICK HENRY HAWKINS Great-Great Grandfather
Patrick Henry Hawkins was born on June 25, 1826 in West Virginia and died in September 1902. Mr. Hawkins was married three times, first to Sarah C. Wills from West Virginia who died June 14, 1880 in Davis County, Missouri; second to Margaret H. Wills from Indiana on December 20, 1881, who died March 10, 1889 in Gallatin, Missouri; and third to Mary Smith on October 20, 1891. Little has been found from the service records of Patrick H. Hawkins, but it is known he served as a Private in Company D, Virginia 108th Militia. I feel very proud and fortunate to have found Patrick H. Hawkins, as I am descended from him on my mother's side of my family. Due to the fact that my mother was born and raised in the Midwest, it has been hard to find much on her ancestors. The only source of information I have is a very old Family Bible that belonged to my mother's grandmother. Place of burial is unknown.
MAJOR THOMAS ARCHBELL First Cousin - Three Times Removed
Major Thomas Archbell was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina on March 15, 1850 and died June 5, 1927.
Mr. Archbell was married to Minerva Mable Gaskell on November 14, 1888 and they resided in Beaufort County. Although he was only 11 years old at the beginning of the war, he enlisted at age 15 in Craven County, N.C. on April 1, 1864 for the duration of the war as a Private in Co. F, 67th Regiment N.C. Troops. Although little information has been found in his records, he was present or accounted for through June 30, 1864 and received an honorable discharge. His name appears on a bounty payroll dated September 6, 1864. No further records were found. After the war, Mr. Archbell was an active member of the Ex-Confederates Association and one of the last surviving veterans from Beaufort County. Mr. Archbell is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina.