|Birth: ||May 15, 1838|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1898|
This Claim from 3 March 1871 is on record;
The Claimant lived on his farm in Rockingham County, Virginia. He voted for Union delegates to the convention. When the vote was taken upon the ordinance for secession, he stayed at home and did not intend to vote, but Confederate persons came to his house, threatened and intimidated him so that he went and voted for secession. But history plainly shows that it was under duress. He was much molested by rebels and with the fall of 1861, he left his home and family and went to Maryland for safety. He went into the Quartermaster's Department in Maryland and remained in the Government service till the fall of 1863, when his wife having died, he returned to his home. He had to be concealed from rebel molestation and soon he left again for Maryland. On this occasion, he piloted eighteen deserters and refugees over the mountains to Maryland. He again was employed by the Quartermaster Department till the close of the war. Two Dunkard ministers, his neighbors, testify to his loyalty.
Loyalty is fully proved. The four horses were taken in the fall of 1864 by a body of Federal soldiers. The proof is sufficient to show that two, at least, were put into Army use. They were unquestionably taken by authority, and we have no doubt were used by the Army.
We allow in all, four hundred and forty dollars.
Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Dec 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32331434