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Dr Henry James McLaurin, Sr
Birth: Jan. 16, 1838
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 7, 1921
Sumter
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA

Father: Daniel Benjamin McLaurin
Mother: Agnes Druscilla Chandler
11/21/1850 - Lived with parents and sibs, Sumterville, Sumter District, SC (indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as Henry McLaurin)
1857-1858 - Attended, Davidson College, Davidson, NC [from Statesburg, Sumter District, SC - did not graduate from Davidson College]
1858-1859 - Attended, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA [from: Statesburg, Sumter District, SC - did not graduate from the University of Virginia]
1859-1860 - Attended, Medical College of the State of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
1860 - M.D. degree, Medical College of the State of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (from: Statesburgh, Sumter District, SC; thesis: "On Opium")
09/05/1860 - Practiced medicine, Sumter District, SC (lived with his parents and sibs - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as Henry J. McLaurin)
06/19/1861 - Enlisted as Pvt., Capt. Brown Manning's Company, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers, Columbia, SC (Note: this unit subsequently became Co. C, Mounted Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers)
08/05/1861 - On detail as a Hospital Steward, attached to the Hospital of the Hampton Legion
10/00/1861 - On detail as Hospital Steward, Surgeon's Department, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers
12/00/1861 - On detail as Hospital Steward, Surgeon's Department, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers
02/28/1862 - Hospital Steward
04/00/1862 - Pvt., Co. C, Infantry, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers
05/28/1862 - Hospital Steward
07/08/1862 - As a Nurse, attached to the Hospital of the Hampton Legion
08/00/1862 - Pvt., Co. C, Infantry, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers
09/24/1862 - Hospital Steward, Richmond, VA
12/00/1862 - Pvt., Co. C, Infantry, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Volunteers
03/25/1863 - Death of mother, Agnes, Sumter Co., SC
08/20/1863 - Married, Elizabeth Montgomery McFaddin (1843-1917)
10/31/1863-01/31/1864 - Hospital Steward, attached to the Hospital of the Hampton Legion
06/01/1864 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 03/07/1864
06/01/1864 - Confirmed as Asst. Surgeon from SC by the Confederate States Senate
07/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, 7th SC Cavalry
10/11/1864 - In a document prepared by a Confederate Medical Examining Board, Gen. M.W. Gary's Brigade, "Assistant Surgeon H. J. McLaurin of the 7th Regiment So. Car. Cavalry having applied for a certificate on which to ground an application for leave of absence, we do hereby certify that we have carefully examined this officer, and find that he suffers from chronic diarrhoea, with which he has been affected since May, 1864. And that, in consequence thereof, he is, in our opinion unfit for duty. We further declare our belief that he will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than forty 40 days. F.L. Frost, Surgeon; A V. Doak, Surgeon; W. P. Green, Asst. Surgeon"
04/09/1865 - Paroled, as Asst. Surgeon, 7th Regt. SC Cavalry, Appomattox C.H., VA
07/08/1870 - Practiced medicine, Middletown Township, Sumter Co., SC (living with wife, Elizabeth, and three children - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as Henry J. Mclaurin)
11/08/1876 - Father, Daniel, died, Marion, SC
06/08/1880 - Practiced medicine, Middleton Township, Sumter Co., SC (living with wife, E. Maggie, six daughters, and three sons - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as H. J. Mclaurin)
1886 - Practiced medicine, Wedgefield, Sumter Co., SC
1886-1897 - Alterman, Sumter Co., SC
03/26/1888 - In a letter to Capt. Enoch Stahler, Minneapolis, MN, (former commander of Co. C, 3rd NY Cavalry, United States Army during the Civil War), in response to an inquiry about an operation performed on a Union soldier by a Confederate physician, "Dear Sir: Enclosed find article from News and Courier, containing your letter making inquiry for surgeons of Hampton Legion who operated upon your arm Oct. 7th [1864] after the engagement upon Darby-town Road. I think Dr. Jonathan J. Bozeman of Ninety-six, Abbeville, SC, performed the operation. I was with the command from its organization in 1861 but am under the impression that I was serving with the 7th SC Cavalry at the time of the engagement referred to, but might have assisted Dr. Bozeman. If I did, the operation has entirely escaped my memory and I would esteem it a favor if you would send me your photograph, also of your arm. Dr. Bozeman is a most excellent gentleman and if I am correct in my opinion, I would like very much to see him enjoy the distinction his operation entitles him to. He, like a great many of us, was actuated from true and patriotic principles (in the late war and unpleasantness); we conceived that our cause was a just one - we put our all upon the alter - we lost, and now by the exercise of true courage we submit and hope that by united effort we will out of chaos and ruin, establish our south upon a broader and more lasting basis than ever before. We have a delightful climate, fertile soil, warm hearts and offer to our friends up in the frozen regions of the blizzard stricken section a home with us. We want live energetic white men to come among us - to settle up our lands. Say to your friends that we will give them as warm a reception as we gave them upon occasion of Darby-town engagement, but of a different character. Yours very respectfully, H. J. McLaurin, M.D.
1891 - Manufacturer of lumber, Sumter Co., SC
06/11/1900 - Practiced medicine, Sumter Township, Sumter Co., SC (living with wife, Elizabeth M, six daughters, and one son - indexed in the 1900 U.S. Census as Henry J. Mclauren)
1907 - Retired physician, 206 N. Salem Ave, Sumter Co., SC (living with his wife, Elizabeth)
04/26/1910 - Occupation-"own income" (living with wife, Elizabeth, and five daughters - indexed in the 1910 U.S. Census as "Henry L. Mclaurin")
10/04/1817 - Wife, Elizabeth, died, Wedgefield, Sumter Co., SC (buried, Wedgefield Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wedgefield, SC)
01/08/1920 - Retired physician and widower, Sumter, Sumter Co., SC (living with four daughters, and one sister - indexed in the 1920 U.S. Census as Henry J. Mclaurin, Sr.)
- Member, Wedgefield Presbyterian Church
- Ruling elder, Wedgefield Presbyterian Church
- Merchant, farmer, manufacturer
- Commandant, Camp Dick Anderson, United Confederate Veterans
05/07/1921 - Died at his home, Sumter Co., SC (cause: "stroke of paralysis")

Robin Pellicci Moore provided input to this biography.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
02/29/2016. Unpublished database.

The following was added by Robin Pellicci Moore, the creator of this memorial:

Henry enlisted at Columbia on June 19, 1861 and married Elizabeth Montgomery McFaddin on August 20, 1863. They had twelve children: Mary (1865-1950), Catherine (1869-1973), Henry (b.1870), Helen (1872-1955), Hugh (1875-1963), Leonora (1876-1949), Daniel (1878-1882), Annie (1879-1901), Isabel (1881-1954), Ruth (1883-1976) and Cornelia (1886-1973).

In 1886, Dr. McLaurin practiced medicine in the Wedgefield - Stateburg area. He acquired Argyle Plantation near Stateburg and built a home which he called Stirling, for Stirling Castle in Scotland. In December 1886, he moved to Sumter where he was in the lumber business. In 1896 - 1897 he was Alderman of Sumter."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Benjamin McLaurin (1807 - 1876)
  Agnes Druscilla Chandler McLaurin (1809 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Montgomery McFaddin McLaurin (1843 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Muldrow McLaurin Ryan (1865 - 1950)*
  Catherine Elizabeth McLaurin (1869 - 1973)*
  Henry J McLaurin (1870 - 1922)*
  Helen Mildred McLaurin (1872 - 1955)*
  Hugh McFaddin McLaurin (1875 - 1963)*
  Leonora Cooper McLaurin (1876 - 1949)*
  Daniel Benjamin McLaurin (1878 - 1882)*
  Annie Culler McLaurin (1879 - 1901)*
  Isabel McLaurin (1881 - 1954)*
  Ruth Olive McLaurin (1883 - 1976)*
  Cornelia Douglas McLaurin (1886 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Children McLaurin (1830 - 1839)*
  Henry James McLaurin (1838 - 1921)
  Mary Agnes McLaurin (1839 - 1920)*
  Julius C McLaurin (1841 - 1871)*
  Catherine Louisa McLaurin (1843 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Willing rather to be absent from this body and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8"
 
Burial:
Wedgefield Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Wedgefield
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: bioengineer
Originally Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: Feb 12, 2010
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Dr Henry James McLaurin, Sr
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