Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: United States Colored Troops

I received no bounty.

 

Wm Conner

 

In the 1850 census of Greene County, Lemmon Lyntch, 32 year-old white farmer, and William Conner, 18 year-old mulatto. William was likely an apprentice.

In the 1860 census of Hookerton, Greene County, William Conner, 28, and Argent Conner, 50, both mulatto. 

2 Cav. U.S.C.T. William Conner. Co. A, 2 Reg’t. U.S.C.T. Cav. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 33 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, tawny; eyes, dark; hair, black; where born, Green County, NC. Enlistment: when, 22 Dec 1863; where, Newberne; by whom: Capt. Hourd; term, 3 years. Remarks: Promoted to Company Farrior 1 Nov 1864.

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Image of letter to Freedmen’s Bureau supplied by Conner’s descendant, Trisha Blount Hewitt, whom I thank for bringing Conner to my attention. [Sidenote: According to Hewitt, Conner initially served as a “laundress” in Co. A, 3rd N.C. Infantry, Confederate Army.]

United States Colored Troops, no. 4.

1 U.S.C.T. William Winn. Co. E, 1 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 25 years; height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, mulatto; eyes, black; hair, black; where born, Wayne Co., NC; occupation, blacksmith. Enlistment: when, June 17, 1863; where, Masons Island, Va.; by whom, Col. Burney; term, 3 years.  Remarks: “(Single.) Father’s name Ben Winn, lives in Cleveland, Oh.  Promoted Serg’t Oct 15 1863, sick of smallpox Jan 1864”

5 Cav. (Col’d) Mass. Daniel Oxendine. Co. L, 5 Reg’t Mass. Cav. (Col’d.) appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 33 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion,dark; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Robinson Co., NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, April 14, 1864; where, Boston, Wd. 10; by whom, “Nash, C. Nash”; term, 3 years.

In the 1850 census of the Southern District of Robeson County: Jordan Oxendine, 43,  and Esther Oxendine, 25, Susan Lowrie, 70, and Daniel, 14, Sarah, 13, Mary, 7, Delila, 5, Martha and Sila A. Oxendine, both one month old.

27 U.S.C.T. Moses M. Artist. Co. D, 27 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 40 years; height, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches; complexion, black; eyes, black; hair, black; where born, Edgecomb Co., NC; occupation, laborer. Enlistment: when, February 23, 1864; where, Crawford Co., O.; by whom, H. Parker; term, 3 years.  Remarks: “Died May 25 ’64 at Camp Delaware O. by Capt Bond.”

5 U.S.C.T. Abner Ash. Co. G, 1 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 45 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches; complexion, copper; eyes, dark; hair, dark; where born, Halifax Co., NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, June 24, 1863; where, Cincinnati, O.; by whom, unknown; term, 3 years.

In the 1850 census of Pleasant district, Brown County, Ohio: laborer Abner Ash, 32, wife Louisa, 36, and children Solomon, 18, Nancy, 15, Prucilla, 11, Henry, 9, Elijah, 6, and William Ash, 4, plus Abner Boyce, 10, Barnet Loving, 24, and Henry Brown, 22, living in a boarding house.  Both Abners were born in NC; Louisa in Virginia; and the others in Ohio.

37 U.S.C.T. Washington Flood. Co. B, 37 Reg’t U.S. Col’d Inf. appears on Company Descriptive Book of the organization named above. Description: age, 19 years; height, 5 feet 9 inches; complexion, black; eyes, black; hair, black; where born, Northampton Co., NC; occupation, farmer. Enlistment: when, January  17, 1864; where, Plymouth NC; by whom, Capt. H.L. Marion; term, 3 years.  Remarks: “Appointed musician Jun 1 1865”

In the 1850 census of Northampton County: Wilson Flood, 40, wife Jemima, 20, and children Washington, 7, Albert, 3, William, 2, and Jason, 14.