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Francis Marion Alcorn, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1842
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1926
Ruffin
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA

Francis was the son of Robert G. Alcorn and Mary Unknown. His father and brother James "Jimmie" Edward Alcorn moved to Stokes Co, NC after 1860. Robert Alcorn in the 1880 Stokes census documented his parent's birth country as Ireland.

Francis enlisted as a private in the 45th Regiment of the North Carolina Infantry. His brother Andrew J. Alcorn served with him in the same unit and Andrew was killed at Gettysburg on July 1, 1963. Francis was at the surrender at Appomatox walking all the way back to his family home in Ruffin, NC. He took great pride in his service and attended reunions with his fellow soldiers in later years. Although he was proud of his service, he understood the depth of the human suffering that the war inflicted upon the south. According to his wishes, he was buried in his prized possession, his uniform.

This researcher believes all the Alcorn's and variations of spelling such as Alcon that can trace their roots back to the Rockingham Co, descend from a John Alcorn of Ireland who established initial roots in Guilford Co, NC. This John Alcorn was enumerated in the Rockingham Co 1850 census with 2 of his sons. John passed away in 1851. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Ann Nunnally Alcorn (1839 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Alcorn (1875 - 1961)*
  William Andrew Alcorn (1882 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ruffin Community Cemetery
Ruffin
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: imatarheel
Originally Created by: deegraver
Record added: Aug 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29349584
Francis Marion Alcorn, Sr
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Francis Marion Alcorn, Sr
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Francis Marion Alcorn, Sr
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- Peck-Millay
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
Co. E 45th NC Infantry Confederate States Army
- bncheek
 Added: Oct. 27, 2012
 
 
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