Great Grandfather & North Carolina
Grandparents are the parents of a person's own parent, whether that be a father or a mother. Every sexually-reproducing creature who is not a genetic chimera has a maximum of four genetic grandparents, eight genetic great-grandparents, sixteen genetic great-great-grandparents, etc. North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States./5
Great Grandfather North Carolina Kings Mountain Chester County Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Newton Federal Government Fort Morgan Morgan County Lincoln County Civil War Tennessee Volunteers Major General National Archive William T. Sherman John Ritter Sioux Indian
My Great Grandfather, yes I said Great Grandfather...served with this group. 67th North Carolina Troops By RUFUS W. WHARTON, Lieutenant-Colonel The Sixty-seventh Regiment (N. C.Troops), was organized in January, 1864, and was composed of nine companies of infantry and one of cavalry. The several companies had been organized a considerable time prior to the organization of the regiment. Some of them in the early part of the war, and had been employed on outpost duty in the vicinity of New Bern and Washington, N. C., after those towns fell into the hands of the enemy early in 1862. These companies and the regiment, after its organization, were paid, fed and clothed entirely by the State of North Carolina, were subject to the orders of the Governor of the State and could not be removed beyond the limits of the State without his consent and order. In fact, however, they were under the immediate command and subject to the orders of the Confederate officer in command of the Military district of Eastern North Ca ...
Have any of you my family members on the Ritter side done any ancestor research? This is about the extent of what I can find on the worldwide webs. "From what I have been told is that they came from North Carolina. All three are brothers living in the South Ga. or North Fl. area. John Ritter is my Great Grandfather. John married Sue Sapp. From what I am told Sue was a full blooded Sioux Indian. They had several children. Some of the names are William, Henry, Malcolm, Tom, Verna Way, Joe, and at least one daughter named Ommi".
This is one of an occasional series of posts about my Great Grandfather and his experience in the Civil War. The War ended on this date in 1865 for my Great Grandfather, Private Robert Bartholomew Bigger of the 42nd Tennessee Volunteers. According to the terms of surrender to Major General William T. Sherman of that part of the Confederate Army commanded by General Joseph Johnston, Bigger was granted a parole. Records in the National Archive show that “R. Biggers, Pvt., Co. K, 4 Consolidated Reg’t Tenn. Vols,” appears on a Muster Roll of officers and men paroled in accordance with the terms of the surrender in North Carolina. The roll was not dated, but showed Bigger paroled on May 1, 1865, and listed him on extra duty with a supply train. Perhaps it was via the wagons of the supply train that he made his way back to his home in Clarksdale, Tennessee. Bigger’s Confederate 42nd Tennessee unit was re-organized several times during his time in the Rebel army. Bigger’s first battle in the Civi ...
Thomas Harvey White was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina on 9 January 1780. He married Nancy McCord in 1817 in North Carolina. Nancy’s great grandparents were also of that tough Irish stock that had originally settled Pennsylvania. They were killed by Indian raiders at Fort McCord, Pennsylvania on 1 April 1756, but their children luckily survived. In July 1818 my 2nd Great Grandfather, James Harvey White, was born to this union. In 1820 the family moved to Bond County, Illinois, and in 1821 they moved again to Morgan County, Illinois. These moves were in response to land sales established by the US Federal Government. Nancy McCord White died at the age of 29 in 1823, and Thomas quickly became remarried to Margaret Beattie in 1824. This union produced children as follows: Harriet, Francis (Frank), Isaac Newton, Sarah. The Thomas White family were staunch Presbyterians, however, in 1838 there was a split in the church over the subject of slavery. The faction against slavery set up the Second ...
A little more Pennsylvania history. The generation before the Whiskey Rebellion a man and his family lived in Chester County, PA on the Eastern side of the state. His name was John White and he was my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather. He fathered at least eight children with three different wives. He died before the Revolutionary War and I have his will which I found in the Chester County Ancestry Archives. It specifically lists his crop of rye as an asset. Once again, rye whiskey drinking, but very, VERY, religious people. John's sons relocated to North Carolina just as the Revolutionary War started, and they established very successful farms. They were also officers in the volunteer army that routed the British at Kings Mountain. They were farmers, but don't threaten their land! It's really ironic that I ended up relocating to Pennsylvania, where I have so much family history. More to come.
Where is Treasure Island? That question has been asked ever since Robert Louis Stevenson published his Treasure Island book in 1883. The answer to that question has now been discovered by Outer Banks NC author, John Amrhein, Jr. In 1750, fifty-five chests of silver pieces of eight were stolen from a Spanish galleon at Ocracoke, North Carolina, and carried to the West Indies where most of it was buried on Norman Island, a deserted key in the British Virgin Islands. Robert Louis Stevenson published a fictional tale of adventure about an expedition to an unnamed Caribbean island to recover a treasure that had been buried there in 1750. The map that was in Stevenson’s Treasure Island book was drawn by him and his father and is probably the most famous treasure map in the world. In the story, the map was discovered in a dead pirate’s sea chest by a young teenager named Jim Hawkins. Guided by the map, Stevenson’s remarkable cast of characters sails the Hispaniola to the Caribbean in the hopes of recoverin ...
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