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Capt Samuel Jones Parham
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1834
Henderson
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1880
Henderson
Vance County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He enlisted in the Confederate Army on December 7, 1861 at the age of 27, initially recieving a commission of Major in the 43rd North Carolina State Militia. On March 24, 1862, he transferred to the newly established 54th North Carolina Infantry, and became Captain and commander of Company K. This new company was known as the "Carolina Boys." He was captured at the Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia on November 7, 1863, along with 19 other officers. Over the course of the next year, he was confined in seven different prisions in six different states (Old Capitol Prison in Washingon DC, Johnson Island at Lake Erie, Point Lookout Maryland, Fort Delaware, Morris Island, Sourth Carolina, Fort Pulaski, Georgia, and Hilton Head, South Carolina). He was paroled and exchanged at Charleston Harbor on December 15, 1864. According to the work by Major Odgen Murray entitled "Imortal Six Hundred," (published in1905) he was among 600 Confederate officers who were captured and held confined in a stockade in Morris Island, South Carolina, and so arranged in line as to be exposed to Confederate gun fire. This incident was publicized and aroused great indignation in the South. After the war, he served as Mayor of Henderson in 1879, and died the following year, at the age of 45. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Asa Parham (1793 - 1881)
  Delia Hawkins Reavis Parham (1806 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Louisa Southerland Parham (1840 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Kate Southerland Parham Watkins (1866 - 1958)*
  Sabat Southerland Parham (1870 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Arthur Williamson Parham (1829 - 1911)*
  Mary Jordan Parham Crews (1832 - 1916)*
  Samuel Jones Parham (1834 - 1880)
  Thomas Buckner Parham (1841 - 1921)*
  Joseph Benjamin Parham (1847 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A gallant officer of
Company B 54th Regiment
North Carolina Troops
Departed this life
in his 47th year

 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Henderson
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
Record added: Sep 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6811104
Capt Samuel Jones Parham
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Capt Samuel Jones Parham
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