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1544. Ruth HADEN was born in 1835 in Davidson County, North Carolina.

#1888288 Loose Paper Estate Files - Davidson Co, NC
Douglas P. Haden 1836

Several reports of guardianship, schooling for Ruth
Evan Davis, stepfather, was appointed her guardian.
Equity, Fall term 1846 Court ordered Evan Davis removed as guardian

Spring Term 1847 Decree in favor of the 4 Petitioners.

Children of Douglas Haden are
1. Mary who married Jobes L. Baker
2. Ruth who married Augustus Davis
3. Elizabeth who married Edward A. Eaton
4. James C. Haden

Marriage of Augustus Davis to Ruth Haden, 1 Jul 1850, Davidson Co. NC

In the 1850 census I believe Ruth Haden, age 14, was in Charles Mock's household in Davidson Co NC which appeared to be possibly a small school. Mock was listed as a farmer, but a Tutoress was among the residents, about a dozen teen-age children with various surnames.

Davie Co NC Marriage Bonds & Certificates 1836-1868
Typed by Genalogical Society, Salt Lake City 1959
Caroline E. p.26 to Thomas J. Deadmond 1 Jun 1848 Lemuel Bingham [bond]; Augustus Davis [wit]
Davis married Ruth Haden, daughter of Douglas P. Haden, 1850. Caroline E. Haden was his older sister, first married to Billy D. Haden, as a much younger wife. Ruth's mother had also taken as her second husband, after the death of Douglas Haden,, Evan Davis, brother to Augustus and Caroline.

I never found Ruth Davis in the 1870 census. In 1880, she was in Jerusalem Township, Davie Co NC, Hh 283. She was 45 years old, b. NC, father b. Miss., mother b. VA
Hubbard, son, age 20, carpenter.

Ruth HADEN and Ceasar Augustus "Gus" DAVIS were married on 1 July 1850 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Ceasar Augustus "Gus" DAVIS, son of Morris/Maurice DAVIS and Mariah Barbara DARR, was born on 3 July 1821 in North Carolina.

1860 Census. Fulton, Davie Co NC Hh 928
A. C. Davis, age 38. Ruth A. age 25
Elizabeth 10, Mary A. 6, and Hubord, age 1

Gus died as a prisoner at Point Lookout VA during the Civil War, according to an article in The Heritage of Davidson County, 1982. Using both Ancestry and Footnote I was able to determine that Gus enlisted as a Private in Company A, 34th Infantry Regiment at Camp Vance, NC on 1 Sep 1863, in the Confederacy. Camp Vance was the training camp for the North Carolina Troops until raided by the Federals in 1864. His muster rolls show he was present until May-June of 1864 when he was noted as "Absent. Missing in Action". In Jul-Aug he was noted as "Absent in arrent". Sept -Oct, "Absent without leave since May 6, 1864. Then there is the Muster Roll for Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, MD, which states "Regd. C. Davis" was captured 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, and died 20 Jun 1864. although the prison seems to have his name wrong, it is evidently Gus. A second roll from Point Lookout states that the same information with the addition that he had arrived at Belle Plains, Virginia on 17 May 1864 - this card has his name simply as "C. Davis".

Belle Plains VA was Genl. Grant's base of supply on the Potomac at this point in the war. Apparently that's where the captives were taken and then removed to Point Lookout in St. Mary's County, MD on the southern tip of the peninsula. Point Lookout was the largest and worst of the Northern POW camps. Fourteen foot high wooden walls surrounded about 40 acres. The prison capacity was 10,000 but at any given time there would be between 12,000 and 20,000 prisoners incarcerated - there were no barracks and not enough tents to go around. It is thought some 50,000 enlisted men were contained there from 1863-1865. The water was polluted and food rations low; the men are reported to have hunted rats for a food source. Estimates report up 14,000 men died at Point Lookout, most from disease or starvation, but a mass grave holds only 3,384 soldiers Data at the State Park located at Point Lookout, states that 4000 men died here.

In 1880, Ruth is in Hh 293, Jerusalem Twp, Davie Co. Her son Hubbard living with her.

An online database suggests additional children other than Elizabeth, Mary, and Hubbard:
a son John A. David, b. about 1853 - he seems not to have lived until 1860
a daughter Jennie, b. about 1860/61, who may also have died young
Elizabeth, or Sofia Elizabeth married Henry Lewis Foster, 21 Jan 1875, Davie NC; died 1936.
Mary Ella, b. 18 Nov 1855, d. 23 Jun 1923, Lexington, Davidson Co; buried Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery; married James Henry Walser, 24 Dec 1874
Hubbard, b. 27 Jan 1859, died 10 Oct 1931, Unity, Rowan Co NC; married Mary Alice Clement about 1881.