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Friday, May 6, 2016

Chesterfield County Military Veteran~Private Samuel Lisenby

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On 19 January 1863, Samuel Lisenby, age 19, enlisted for 3 years as a Private in Company "E", 21st SC Regiment. The 21st Regiment was led by Captain Benjamin T. Davis, a Chesterfield native until his death on 28 May 1864 at which time his brother, Major Alfred W. Davis assumed command.  

In the skirmishes leading up to the final battle, Private Samuel Lisenby was “killed in action” (KIA) on either the 8th or 10th of May 1864. The Swift Creek battle took place on 9 May 1864 and it’s most likely he died leading up to or during this skirmish. 

Samuel Lisenby gave his life protecting his homeland just as our soldiers today are charged to protect their homeland. 

Not much is known about Samuel prior to his enlistment into the Civil War. A 6 year old Samuel Lizenby can be found in the 1850 census with Antony Lizenby, age 85 and his wife Elizabeth, age 80. Several on-line trees have him listed as a son of Hezekiah Lizenby and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Teal. 

In the 1930’s the DAR lead a movement to get Military Tombstone placed on the grave sites of Military veterans buried in cemeteries throughout Chesterfield County. The request for his tombstone provided no data as to his age or parentage and the death date shown does not match military records. 

Samuel Lisenby Headstone Request

This tombstone was placed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Samuel died on the battlefield and his body was not sent home; but it was recovered and buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia.
Plot: Ward: Civil War Soldiers, Section: SC, Square: Soldier, Location: Memorial Hill, # 161

This link will take you to his memorial:

1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 173B (stamped); Line 2, Dwelling 1151, Family 1151, Household of Anthony LIZENBY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed viewed), entry for 5 may 2016, Private; Company "E", 21st SC Reg't; Confederate.https://www.fold3.com/image/20/83249000 
3. Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1997), pg 210.
4. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 May 2016); Memorial page for Samuel Lisenby; (Unknown-Unknown); Find a Grave memorial # 31354505, Citing Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Samuel Lisenby (Unknown-Unknown), Memorial # 104917571.
6. "U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 May 2016), Samuel Lisenby; citing Applications for Headstones, compiled 01/01/1925 - 06/30/1970, documenting the period ca. 1776 - 1970 ARC: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92.: 1774–1985; Death Date: 6 May 1864; Cemetery: Hopewell.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of D. E. Huneycutt and Beadie Starnes, 1894

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On 2 April 1894, fifty-three year old Darling Ephraim Huneycutt and fifty year old Beadie Starnes were married by H. H. Huneycutt, a Baptist Minister in Stanly County, North Carolina. 

Marriage D. E. Huneycutt & Beada Huneycutt Starnes

Stanley County}
I, H. H. Huneycutt, a Baptist Minister united in matrimony D. E. Huneycutt and Belbie [Beada] Starns the parties licensed above, on the 2nd day of April 1894 at Arrenus Huneycutt house in Almond Township, in said County, according to law.

G. L. Hatley
N. H. Huneycutt
N. M. Bowers
                                                     H. H. Huneycutt

This would be the second marriage for both Beadie and her new suitor, Darling Ephraim. Beadie’s husband, Nathan T. Starnes had passed away 2 years and 3 months earlier on 24 December 1891. Darling Ephraim’ wife, Lunda Manuel, had died on 18 Jul 1893. just 8 1/2 months earlier. 

Darling’s 4 children and Beadie’ only child would create a blended family of three daughters and 2 sons. 

D. E. Huneycutt Marriage

Beadie Huneycutt Starnes Huneycutt daughter of Marcus Huneycutt and Charity Dry died between 1900 and 1905. I have not found a record of her death but a through search has not yet been completed. 

What I do know is that on 6 June 1900 Darling E. Huneycutt and his wife Beada Huneycutt were enumerated in the 1900 Census for Almond, Stanly County, NC, Page: 4A/182 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 56, Family 57. 

Then on 30 March 1905 Darling E. Huneycutt (age 64)  married Annie Whitley (age 43) in Stanly County, NC. 

Therefore, Beada Huneycutt most likely died between 6 June 1900 and 30 March 1905. 

Beada Huneycutt is my 2nd Great Aunt.

[1] "North Carolina, Marriages Index, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (http://www.FamilySearch.org : viewed 3 February 2016), Marriages - D. E. Huneycutt and Beada Starnes, Event Date 02 Apr 1894; FHL microfilm 590,246.