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A FEW MEXICAN WAR VETERANS

From: Union Co, NC; Anson Co., NC; Cabarrus Co., NC; Mecklenburg Co, NC

 

I don’t know of any one roster or source for Mexican War veterans from the above counties, so I have been compiling information on any that I run across in misc. newspaper articles and genealogies. If you have information on Mexican War veterans from these counties, I would appreciate your letting me know! EMAIL ME.

 

 

MEXICAN WAR VETERANS – UNION COUNTY, NC

 

William L. BELK

Private. Served with SC Volunteers. Was on the 1882 pension list and lived in Mount Prospect, Union Co, NC. Old War Invalid Certificate #IC-6457, file #9814. Source:  Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926, transcribed by Virgil D. White. [Additional data in book.]  

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: William L. BELK. Widow Lizzie.  Widow’s Certificate (WC-14009) filed on Mar 13 1905, & Soldier’s Certificate (SC-20571), both filed in NC; Served in Companies B & I Palmetto Regiment of SC Volunteers, Old War IF-#9814.

-He was shown on the 1880 census in Buford Township, Union Co, NC and was listed as born about 1827 in S.C.   A cemetery listing for Prospect United Methodist Church shows him as William Lafayette BELK b.3/16/1829-d.1/8/1905.

-Obituary, Tuesday, January 10, 1905, THE MONROE JOURNAL - Esq. W. Lafayette BELK of Buford township died Sunday morning.  He was 79 years old… survived by his wife, son Robert BELK of Monroe and several daughters… Was a soldier of both the Mexican War and the Civil Wars.  He volunteered when 19 years old as a soldier in the war with Mexico, and in his old age drew a pension from the U.S. for this service… member of Prospect Methodist church  was thrice married.  His daughters were Mesdames J. A. PLYLER, R. G. McBRIDE, J. S. BROOM, S. D. HELMS, C. D. HELMS, J. I. HELMS and W. W. RICHARDSON.

 

James C. BENNETT

Private, served from NC. Widow Millie BENNETT originally received widow's benefits in Dec 1869 and was on the 1882 pension list living in Monroe, NC.   The 1880 census of New Salem Township, Union Co, NC shows a Millie BENNET age 65 and born in NC.  Old War Pension File #12277, Widow’s Certificate WC-463.  Source: Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926, transcribed by Virgil D. White.

 

Charles COOK

Private in Company D of the 1st Regiment of Foot Volunteers*. He was born about 1820 in [Union Co, NC] and died Feb 23, 1864 in Richmond, VA. He lived in Fayette Co, AL when he enlisted in the 1st Alabama Cavalry (US) for the Civil War.  He is buried in Richmond National Cemetery.

His recent war service was mentioned in his marriage notice found in the September 12, 1848 issue of the Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, N.C.): Married - In Union county on the 27th, Charles COOK, a returned Volunteer to Miss Ann WHITLEY, daughter of Henry WHITLEY, all of Union.

 

John M. GAY

Born Aug 24, 1826-Died Feb 17, 1901, buried at Gay Family Cemetery, Altan, Buford Twp, Union Co, NC.

- Obituary printed in the February 19, 1901 issue of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, N.C.) -Mr. J. M. GAY, an old Mexican war veteran, died at his home in Buford township, yesterday.

-Obituary printed in the February 26, 1901 issue of THE LANDMARK (Statesville, NC): Monroe Enquirer, 21st: Mr. J. M. GAY, a Mexican war veteran, died at his home in Beaufort (sic: Buford) township last Sunday, February 17th. He was about seventy-five years old. He had been demented for a number of years. It is said that a love affair with a Mexican lady was the cause of the old man’s mental derangement, but more likely the cause of the failure of his mind was a wound he received in the war in which he made a good soldier. Mr. GAY never married and lived all alone on a small tract of land he owned.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: John M. GAY. Filed for pension (Soldiers Certificate SC-

6548) on Apr 13, 1887 in NC; Served in Co. C 1st Palmetto Regt of SC Volunteers.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White: John M. GAY, Old War (rejected) IA-R14382 ME

May 7, 1856. See Mexican War S-#10973, served in Moffatt’s SC Volunteers.

 

Cyrus Q. LEMMOND

Cyrus Q. LEMONS, Bugler, Discharged July 31, 1848 by expiration of service. Listed on Muster Roll of Capt. Green W. Caldwell’s Troop (A) of the Third regiment of the U.S. Dragoons, Army of the United States, Colonel E. G. W. Butler. Organized 1847, discharged July 31, 1848.

-C. Q. LEMMOND became a lawyer in 1852 after serving in the Mexican War with his two brothers. He practiced law in Monroe and served in the Legislature from 1858 to the end of the Civil War. His speech to the legislature urging secession was a masterpiece and was widely quoted, even in other states. (Source: Looking Back at Monroe's History, by Virginia A. S. Kendrick, p.11-12.)

-MONROE JOURNAL, Union County, N.C., Tuesday, March 29, 1904: Mr. C. Q. LEMMOND, a Mexican war veteran of this county, living in Goose Creek township, has been granted an increase in his pension of four dollars per month, making [?page torn?] which he now gets.  The increase came from Congress by the aid of Senator SIMMONS.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Cyrus Q. LEMMMOND. Widow Eliza. Widow’s Certificate (WC-14706l) filed on Apr 8, 1907 & Soldier’s Certificate (SC-8843) both filed in NC; Served in Co. A 3rd US Dragoons as Bugler.

-Died abt.1906/1907. See mention of his widow (Mrs. Eliza LEMMOND) in the Monroe Journal, Tues. Dec. 2, 1924, p.5, col. 3. Article mentions he was a Mexican War veteran and that his wife was one of the few remaining widows to be receiving pension.

 

Jackson C. LEMMONDS

Served in Co A of 3rd Regiment US Dragoons in the Mexican War as a Private. Invalid Application IA-22206R filed in Aug.

1876 in NC, Mexican War S-#4031. Source: Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Jackson C. LEMMOND, Soldier’s Certificate (SC-8774), applied for pension Mar 7, 1887 in NC; served in Co, A 3rd US Dragoons.

 

Capt. Thomas D. MASSEY

1st Lieutenant; elected June 20, 1846 (Source: article in the Charlotte Journal, July 17, 1846)

 

William Fletcher RAE

-December 21, 1892, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, N.C.) -William Fletcher RAE, a veteran of the Mexican war, whose home has been in Union county, has moved here to live, and has rented a house on East Eleventh street.

 

Daniel C. ROBINSON

June 16, 1896, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, N.C.)

-To-day Mr. D. C. ROBINSON, of Vance township, came to town, and while here received the news of the sudden death of his wife, who had died soon after he left home.  He is an old man, and the shock was great on him.  When he received the news he was talking with much pleasure of the coming trip to Richmond of the old soldiers.  He is a veteran of both the Mexican and civil wars, and in the last war was color bearer of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, Vance’s Brigade.

 

William Valentine SMITH (Jan 1, 1823-Sept 18, 1878). Buried at the William Valentine Smith cemetery, New Hope Church Road, Union County, NC.

 

Samuel H. WALKUP, Esq.

2d Lieutenant,  elected June 20, 1846 (Source: article in the Charlotte Journal, July 17, 1846)

 

Col. William W. WALKUP

Captain; elected June 20, 1846 (Source: article in the Charlotte Journal, July 17, 1846)

 

George W. WILSON (b.c. 1821 – d. Feb. 4, 1848) – Served in the Third Regiment of US Dragoons. Private George W. Wilson apparently enlisted in Charlotte as did most members of the troop.  Enlistments were made in March and April 1847 by Captain Caldwell and Lieutenants Davidson and Harrison. George W. Wilson died at Camp Meier, Mexico on February 4, 1848.

Union County North Carolina, Clerk of Court, Oct Term 1848, “Ordered by the Court that satisfactory evidence has been produced upon the testimony of James M. Stewart, Hugh Wilson, Samuel H. Walkup and G.W. Caldwell, that Wm. Wilson & Geo. W. Wilson who were volunteers to Mexico are the sons of John Wilson.  That neither of them were ever married and that they left no wife nor child and that they are both dead.”  Submitted by: Jim Sexton, Cayce, SC.

 

William WILSON (b.c. 1822 – d. Sept. 9. 1847) - Private William Wilson of Co. I of the US 3rd Dragoons died at Molino del Ray on September 9, 1847.  His enlistment record has not yet been located. Union County North Carolina, Clerk of Court, Oct Term 1848, “Ordered by the Court that satisfactory evidence has been produced upon the testimony of James M. Stewart, Hugh Wilson, Samuel H. Walkup and G.W. Caldwell, that Wm. Wilson & Geo. W. Wilson who were volunteers to Mexico are the sons of John Wilson.  That neither of them were ever married and that they left no wife nor child and that they are both dead.”  Submitted by: Jim Sexton, Cayce, SC.

 

 

 

 

MEXICAN WAR VETERANS – ANSON COUNTY, NC

 

William D. BARCLAY

William D. BARCLAY, Private -  Discharged, First Regt of Foot Volunteers, Company H*.

Served in Price’s Co of 1st NC Volunteers in Mexican War as Private.

Applied for pension in 1848 from Wadesboro, NC. Served from NC. Caused for which pensioned: Wounded in right hand. Old War Invalid Certificate #IC-3742, file #12969. See also files S-7379 & W-9143.

Source: Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White.

 

Doctor M. GILMORE, Private, on Muster-Out Roll of First Regt of Foot Volunteers, Company I (organized at

Fayetteville Jan 1847, discharged Aug 7, 1848)*.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Doctor M. GILMORE. Widow Catharine. Pension filed Widow’s Certificate (WC-13240) filed on May 8, 1901, & Soldier’s Certificate (SC-9031) both filed in NC; Served in Co I 1st NC Volunteers as Pvt.

 

Rufus Reddick HILDRETH

Reddick” HILDRETH, Private, Twelfth Regt US Infantry, Company G. Transferred to Co D, died July 20, 1847*.

“Rufus R.” HILDRETH, Private, Twelfth Regt US Infantry, Company G, died at Vera Cruz July 20, 1847*.

Mary HILDRETH, applied for pension as widow of Reddick HILDRETH who was in the Mexican War and served from NC. She originally received widow's benefits Dec. 1868 and was on the 1882 Pension list living in Polkton, NC. Old War Widow’s pension certificate Widow’s Certificate (WC-83, file #14909) filed May 2, 1854. Source: Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926, transcribed by Virgil D. White.

-Death reported in Raleigh Register and NC State Gazette (Wake Co, NC) August 14, 1847. Died: Rufus R. HILDRETH of Anson county, August [no date], Mexican War. 

 

William A. HOUSTON

Possibly from Union Co. but more research needs to be done to be sure. Served in Co. A of 3rd US Dragoons in

1847-48. Filed for pension (Invalid Application IA-25299, “abandoned,” filed Mar 19, 1889 in AL, Mexican War

Soldier’s Certificate SC-15643). Source: Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White.

 

William A. KEZIAH

Widow Charity filed for pension based on his service (Widow’s Certificate WC-560 file #13571) filed in Sept 1849 in

NC. Soldier served in Co A of 3rd US Dragoons in the Mexican War as a Private. Source: Index to Old War Pension

Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White.

 

William PERRY

No information other than family oral tradition that William "Captain Billy" PERRY (b.June 1, 1791-d. Jan. 24, 1870) of Burnsville Township, Anson County, NC was a captain in the Mexican War. Would appreciate any information on his war record.  

 

William C. WATKINS

-N. C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC), Thursday, May 14, 1863: Tribute of Respect – At the Battle of Sharpsburg, n the 18th day of September, 1862, William C. WATKINS was killed, nobly defending his country’s cause.  He was a soldier in the Mexican War, and bore himself gallantly throughout the war, winning the respect of his officers and fellow soldiers by his brave and generous conduct.  Immediately after Lincoln’s proclamation, he volunteered as a common soldier, and served faithfully throughout the bloody fields of Virginia, and fell a noble martyr to his country’s cause.  He was a brave, honorable, and an upright man.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.  He was thirty-eight years of age.

 

 

 

MEXICAN WAR VETERANS – CABARRUS COUNTY, NC

 

August 18, 1907, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, N.C.)

-THREE MEXICAN WAR VETS. Of the Ninety Who Volunteered With Them They Alone Survive – A Happy Meeting of the Trio Occurred Yesterday at Concord – Brothers Meet After Fifty Years’ Separation…

            Concord, Aug. 17 – On the shady side of Union street this morning, perched upon the stone mounts in front of CANNON & FETZER Company, sat three men who were almost unobserved by the hurrying throngs passing on their shopping and business journey, until a newspaper man dropped down by the side of them and began passing the time of day.

            Col. James N. BROWN was in his glory, for he had run upon several companions of by-gone days, and the three were talking over their varied experiences, perfectly oblivious of all things except their happiness at the meeting.

            Mr. E. R. BLACKWELDER, a native of Cabarrus county, but who removed to Rowan in 1854, was the oldest of the group, being 82 years of age.  He is stout and was really the youngest looking man in the crowd.  He is in fine spirits and came down from China Grove this morning to see what is going on in this city.

            Next to him sat Mr. George W. BARNHARDT, the veteran of No. 5 township, who is known to nearly everyone in the county.  Mr. BARNHARDT is spry and full if humorous jokes and was feeling unusually good this morning.  He is in his 81st year. 

            Col. James N. BROWN, of this city, was doing the honors of treating to cigars and otherwise entertaining his comrades in his usual splendid manner.  The three men enjoyed each other’s company and were pleased to meet a stranger or any one who would stop to greet them.

            This meeting of these three Mexican war veterans was altogether by chance, there being no formal appointment.  Mr. BROWN lives here, Mr. BARNHARDT came to town as usual Saturday and Mr. BLACKWELDER ran down for the day.

            It was in January, 1846 that these old men – young then – started out on a tramp to Charlotte, where they enlisted with the United States troops in the great Mexican war.  They walked from Charlotte to Fayetteville, where they were put aboard a vessel and taken to Smithville – now Southport.  From there they were taken by water to the mouth of the Rio Grande river and began their raids against the enemy.  After a service of eighteen months they returned to their native home, and have been living in this vicinity ever since.

 

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The following soldiers were found in the book Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War with Mexico.  Company C of the First Regiment of Foot Soldiers was organized by Captain Martin SHIVE at Concord in January, 1847.  It was called into service of the U.S., at Charlotte, on the 22nd day of January, 1847; and was discharged at Smithville, N.C. [now Southport, Brunswick Co., NC] on the 7th day of August, 1848. Some soldiers were discharged prior to this date and are shown as “discharged” below.  Although this company was raised in Concord, I cannot be certain that all of these were Cabarrus Co. men.

 

Henry A. AREA [Arey?] – Captain of Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. See July 6, 1916 Charlotte Observer article which mentions Capt. H.A. Area.2

Peter C. AREA [Arey?] – 3d Corporal Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John BALLARD – Musician, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

George W. BARNHARDT2d Corporal Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1. [also see above article printed in August 18, 1907, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER]

 

Alexander BIRMINGHAM – 4th Sergeant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  Served as Corporal and Private, applied for pension in NC in 1857, Old War Invalid Application (rejected) IA-R12472. Widow’s Application W-#6085.

 

James A. BLACKWELDER – 2nd Lieutenant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Lawson A. BLACKWELDER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Lived in Charlotte in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

Riley BLACKWELDER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Lived in Rowan in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

John N. BRANTLEY – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Discharged.

Bryant W. BRASWELL – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

Col. James N. BROWN

Listed as 1st Corporal in Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. This regiment was organized at Concord in January 1847 by Martin SHIVE.

-Monroe Journal, Friday, January 5, 1923:  Colonel Brown, Mexican Vet, Dies at Concord. Concord, Jan. 3. – Col. James N. BROWN, Concord’s oldest and best known citizen, died here shortly after 6 o’clock tonight. He had been ill for several days. He was born October 23, 1827, and had lived here all his life. No funeral arrangements have been made. Colonel BROWN was one of the few remaining Mexican war veterans of North Carolina. He enlisted for the Mexican war when 18 years of age and also fought with the Confederate army until his capture at Gettysburg. He was married on June 15, 1853 to Martha E. WALLACE, who died in 1918, after 65 years of married life. Seven children, a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren survive. Col. BROWN was active in politics in Concord for many years and served several years as mayor and postmaster.

-Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1. 

-[also see above article printed in August 18, 1907, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER]

 

Moses W. CARRIKER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Wiley CARRICKER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John M. CAUBLE – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Burton CLINE – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Henry CRAYTON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Giles CRESS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Discharged.

Rolando DAVIS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

James DORTON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

 

James B. DOUGLAS – Musician Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  James B. DOUGLASS, Musician. Old War Invalid Application (rejected) IA-R24031, applied for pension Oct 15, 1889 from MS, Mexican War, Soldier’s Certificate SC-15879.

 

Adam EDDLEMAN – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Daniel C. FAGGART – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.  Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

Enoch FLOWERS – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Joseph M. FRY – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John R. GARRELL – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William GARRIS – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Daniel GOODMAN – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

David GREEN – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Edmund HARTSELL – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

Joshua HARTSELL – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Widow Paulina HARTSELL applied for his pension Mar. 23, 1887 in NC. He served in AREA’S Company 1st NC Volunteers.

Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil White.

 

John W. HEATHCOCK – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Leonard HONEYCUTT – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Richard R. HUDSON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William J. HUDSON– Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John IRBY – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

McCama JOHNSON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Addison M. JOINER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Pinkney A. KENNEDY – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John M. KIRBY – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Daniel C. KLUTTS – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John LAMB – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Discharged.

William LEFLER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Martin G. LITTLE – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Jacob W. LONG – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John LUTON – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Isaac A. MARTIN – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John MASON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William McDUFFY – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Lawson A. MELCHOR3d Sergeant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Daniel MILLER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. Discharged.

 

Valentine N. MITCHELL – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  Private, Old War Invalid Certificate IC-8003 file #13953, applied for pension in 1853 from NC. Mexican War Survivor S-#11840, Survivor’s Certificate SC-6577, W-O #13239 & Widow’s Certificate WC-10136.

 

William P. MORING – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John MORRIS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Stephen G. MORTON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

James PAGE – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Henry PENNINGER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

James P. PENNINGER – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Augustus B. PHARR – 1st Lieutenant of Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

James POWERS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William RINGSTAFF – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Robert ROMARK – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William ROSS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Uriah SCOTT – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

George SEAMONE – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  Private. Applied for pension from NC, Old War Invalid Certificate IC-351978 file #48584. Widow’s application W-#8810.

 

Col. or Capt. Martin SHIVE

-Listed as Captain of Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*. He organized this regiment at Concord in January 1847.

-He served in the NC Vols in Mexican War as Capt. Widow Elizabeth filed for pension based on his service (Widow’s Certificate WC-471 file #12963 filed in NC, no date given). Source: Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White.

-HIGHLAND MESSENGER (Asheville, Buncombe Co., N.C.), October 7, 1847:  Died: Col. Martin SHIVE, of Cabarrus county, August 15, 1847, in Mexico.

 

Valentine SMITH – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

James STEWART – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Alexander N. STOOP – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Martin STOUGH – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Nelson SLOUGH [Stough?]  - 1st Lieutenant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

William STOUGH – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

John SWINK – 1st Sergeant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

William TARLTON – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Widow Mary Jane applied for pension (Widow’s Certificate WC-857) on Mar 18, 1887 in NC. Served in Co. C 1st NC Volunteers.

 

Joseph B. TODD – 2nd Sergeant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  Private. Applied for pension June 14, 1880 from NC, Old War Invalid Application (rejected) IA-R20776. Survivor S-#6479, W-O #1766, Widow’s Certificate WC-15081.

 

Simeon TROUTMAN – 4th Corporal Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

Timothy TUCKER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Filed for pension (Soldier’s Certificate SC-4879) on  Mar

23, 1887 in NC. Served in Co, C 1st NC Volunteers. Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

-Wednesday, June 19, 1889, REIDSVILLE REVIEW (Reidsville, N.C.) -Our jolly good friend, Timothy TUCKER, a Mexican soldier also, together with two sons, has had quite a serious encounter with a vicious bull.  The animal attacked a young son, who was at once sent headlong to one corner of the stable.  The next older son went to his rescue with the same result.  Uncle Tim then went in.  The bull, with well-directed aim, got Mr. TUCKER astraddle of his neck, and with tremendous force threw Mr. T. entirely over him.  In the fall Mr. T’s back was badly injured, from which he is still suffering intense pain.  The bull can be bought cheap. –Concord Standard.

 

Ephraim TUCKER – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Mexican War Pension Files by Virgil D. White: Filed for pension (Soldier’s Certificate SC-5461) on  Mar

23, 1887 in NC. Served in Co, C 1st NC Volunteers. Lived in Cabarrus County in 1896 according to March 8, 1896 Daily Charlotte Observer article1.

 

Howell P. TURNER – Died in service. Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Levi VANDERBURG – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Martin VANDERBURG – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

John D. F. WATKINS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

-Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, by Virgil D. White:  Private. Applied for pension Dec. 2, 1878 from NC, Old War Invalid Application (rejected) IA-R21398. Widow’s Application W-#2258.

 

William C. WATKINS – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Nixon WHITE – 2nd Lieutenant Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

Stephen A. WINECOFF – Private, Company C, First Regiment of Foot Soldiers*.

 

 

 

 

MEXICAN WAR VETERANS – MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC

 

Samuel E. BELK – Orderly Sergeant, Company A, First U.S. Dragoons

February 20, 1897, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.)

-Capt. Samuel E. BELK Dead.  He lived to be 85 years of age.  Captain Samuel Ellison BELK died last night at 10:15 in his room in the CARSON building, corner Tryon and Fourth streets.  For weeks Captain BELK had been confined to his bed, in fact, he had never recovered from the effects of a severe fall he had down the stairs last June.  That was the beginning of the end with him.  He had been in a dying condition for several days, and passed away quietly and peacefully last night.  There were with him at the time of his death: Judge BURWELL, Dr. Joseph GRAHAM, Professor BAIRD, Messrs. F. P. SMITH and T. P. ROSS…. …born in 1812 in Lancaster county, S.C.  His father’s name was J. Washington BELK.  Miss McMURRAY was his mother.  The family consisted of S. E. BELK, J. Washington BELK, and Martha, who married a HAYES… He was orderly sergeant of Company A, first U.S. dragoons in the Mexican War… [lengthy article  about is life and family]

 

 

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Some abbreviations used:

IA = Invalid’s Application

IC = Invalid’s Certificate

IF = Invalid’s File

MA = Minor’s Application

MC = Minor’s Certificate

MF = Minor’s File

R = Rejected

S = Survivor

SA = Soldier’s Application

SC = Soldier’s Certificate

SF = Soldier’s File

W = Widow

WA = Widow’s Application

WC = Widow’s Certificate

WF = Widow’s File

 

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Also See 1882 Pension List of Anson Co, NC and Union Co, NC

 

1846 Newspaper Article about Union Co. Volunteers

 

MORE HISTORY AND GENEALOGY RESOURCES ON THIS WEBSITE

 

This page created April 21, 2006 by Julie Hampton Ganis – Updated Jan. 17, 2011

 

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Footnotes: 

 *Source: Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War with Mexico. Published by Josephus Daniels, State Printer and Binder, Raleigh, 1887.

 

1-Daily Charlotte Observer, March 8, 1896 - Concord, March 7 - Since the death of Esquire V.N. Mitchell, which occurred
Thursday, only eight of the survivors of a company of 90 volunteer Mexican veterans from this county live. They are:

L.A. Blackwelder, of Charlotte, Riley Blackwelder, of Rowan; Timothy Tucker, Ephraim Tucker, D.C. Faggart,

G.W. Barnhardt, James Dorton and J.N. Brown, of this county, all of whom are between the ages of 70 and 75 years.

(article contributed by Carolyn Shank)

 

2-Charlotte Observer, July 6, 1916 - Has Relics From The Mexican War - Monroe Dentist the Owner of Two That Have
Passed Through Bloody Times Across the Border.

Dr. "Bart" Houston of Monroe has several interesting relics from the battlefields of Mexico brought back to North Carolina by some of our soldiers who enlisted for service against Santa Anna and his armies during those troublesome times back in 1845.

One of these relics is an old powder horn presented to J. H. Hodges by Capt. H. A. Area of Company C, North Carolina Regiment. It bears the date May 8, 1846, burned in the horn and also the names of different battles in which the original owner participated, the final being Monterey.       

Doctor Houston also has a flint-lock muzzle loading rifle or gun made in 1811 and used during the War with Mexico. While it is not generally known, many of the soldiers in 1845 used flint-locks against the Mexicans. (article contributed by Carolyn Shank)