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Confederate Soldier Project—Male Family Members Born Between 1810 and 1850 with Records in National Archives, Identified as of December 2009
1.William Miles Abernethy—Born August 17, 1849 in Charlotte, NC; died January 15, 1903; buried at Independence Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Mecklenburg County, NC; family story is that he drove bread baked by his mother to supply a prison camp near his home (mother = Elizabeth “Eliza” Caroline Davenport Abernethy);listed as William M. Abernathy, Co M, 16th NC Infantry, Private
4.Thomas Williams Whisnant—Born July 3, 1847 in Shelby, Cleveland County, NC; died March 25, 1918 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC; buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC; listed as T. Whisnant, Co B, 43rd Infantry, Private; reported in February 1865 to Petersburg, Va; capured on April 2, 1865; taken to Point Lookout, MD prison on April 4th; released with Oath of Allegiance in June 1865; family story is that he was kept on a ship; walked home when war was over.
5.Philip Sellers Whisnant—Born April 26, 1822 in NC; died 1880 in train wreck, Mecklenburg County, NC; listed as Philip S. Whisnant, First Regiment NC Detailed Men; 1864—Captain, Company E, Second Regiment, NC Detailed Men, also called 82nd Regiment—suppliers & support to headquarters in Salisbury, NC.
6. Isaac Marshall Williams--Born June 22, 1831 in Anson Co, NC; died December 19, 1986 in Polkton, Anson Co, NC; burial at Williams Family Cemetery, Polkton, NC; listed by NC as Second Lieutenant, Regiment of Cavalry, $80 per month in 1861;listed as Isaac W. Williams, Co H. 14th NC Infantry, Private
Brothers and brothers-in-law of direct ancestors
10.John W. Sloan—(brother-in-law of William Miles Abernethy) Born March 15, 1845 in Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, NC; died UNK; burial at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg County, NC; listed as John W. Sloan, Co C, 1st NC Artillery and Co B 11th NC Artillery
11.John Parr Abernethy—(brother of Sidney Turner Abernethy) Born March 29, 1814 in NC; died 1880; burial at Christ Lutheran Church, Stanley, Gaston County, NC; listed as John P. Abernathy, Co K, 46th NC Infantry, Fifer and Private
15.Miles Luther Abernethy—(brother of Sidney Turner Abernethy) Born December 3, 1826 in NC; died UNK; listed as Miles L. Abernathy, Co B, 28th NC Infantry
16.Milton S.Abernethy—(brother of Sidney Turner Abernethy) Born July 29, 1831 in Catawba County, NC; died August 1869 of typhoid fever in Catawba County, NC; listed as Milton Abernathy, Co G, 52nd NC Infantry
17. Wilson H. Mock--(brother-in-law of William Miles Abernethy) Born 1839; died March 1, 1905; listed as W. H. Mock, Co I, 5th NC Cavalry.
19.John C.Cashion—(brother-in-law of William Miles Abernethy) Born December 30, 1845; died June 27, 1862; killed in action in Civil War at Gaines Mills, Virginia; buried at Independence Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Huntersville, NC; listed as John C. Cashion, Co I, 7th NC Infantry
26.James Andrew Cashion—(brother of Burwell Cashion) Born December 27, 1827; died March 26, 1884; listed as James A. Cashion, 3rd Battalion, NC Light Artillery
29.J.Thomas A. Davis—(brother-in-law of Thomas Williams Whisnant) Born about 1840; died June 7, 1898; listed as J. Thomas A. Davis, Co K, 42nd NC Infantry
32.David D. Whisnant—(brother of Philip Sellers Whisnant) Born July 12, 1826; died April 2, 1873; burial El Bethel Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland County, NC; wounded at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville;listed as David D. Whisnant, Co E, 12th NC Infantry, Private to Corporal
35.Alexander Whisnant—(brother of Philip Sellers Whisnant) Born April 15, 1842 in SC; died December 28, 1916 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO; enlisted as Private, Company B, Second SC Infantry, Palmetto Regiment, 1861; listed as Alexander Whisnant/Whisenhunt, Co D, 11th NC Infantry (Bethel)
36.Thomas Jefferson Polk—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born June 17, 1819 in NC; died March 1885; listed as Thomas J. Polk, Co I, 27th NC Infantry, Private
38.Benjamin Simmons Boyd—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born July 23, 1825; died June 2, 1905; burial at Williams Cemetery, Polkton, NC; listed as B. S. Boyd, Co C, 14th NC Infantry; (Anson Guard)
41.Benjamin Ingram—(brother-in-law of Neville Bennett) Born May 2, 1816; died October 18, 1887; listed as Benjamin J. Ingram, Co A, 14th NC Infantry
43.Neville James Bennett, Jr. —(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born 1822; died UNK; listed as Nevil J. Bennett, Co C, 14th NC Infantry
44.Richard Page—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born UNK about 1821; died UNK; listed as Richard Page, Co G, 5th NC Cavalry (63rd State Troops)
45.William Tyre Williams—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born UNK about 1823; died 1875; listed as W.T. Williams, Co D, 5th NC Cavalry (63rd State Troops)
50.Risden Tyler Bennett—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born June 18, 1840 in Anson County, NC; died July 13, 1913; burial Bennett Family Cemetery, Anson County, NC; listed as R. Tyler Bennett and Risden T. Bennett, Co C, 14th NC Infantry, Sergeant to Colonel
51.William Osborne Bennett—(brother-in-law of Isaac Marshall Williams) Born UNK about 1842; died UNK; listed as William Bennett, Co D, 14th NC Infantry, Private
I am presently making a list of all family members born in the South between 1810 and 1850 in order to create an initial list of Confederate soldiers. Because I have already identified several, it may be a long list.--Clelia Casey