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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hezekiah Brock, (28 Feb 1827-12 June 1865)

Hezekiah "Hugh" Brock is my great-great grandfather on my maternal line. He was born on 28 Feb 1827 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

He and his family are listed in the 1850[1] and 1860[2] Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina. When the Civil War started, Hezekiah volunteered for the Home Guards. On 12 Mar 1865[3], while at home, he was taken prisoner by the Union Army under General Sherman and General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. He died on 12 Jun 1865 at the age of 38 in Pt. Lookout, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

Hezekiah Brock and Sarah Sally Morris were married about 1849/1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. Sarah Sally Morris, was born on 27 Jan 1829 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 21 Oct 1902 at the age of 73 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Hezekiah Brock and Sarah Sally Morris had the following children:

  • Benjamin Franklin Brock, born 17 Jan 1851, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Louise Ellen Sellers; died 13 Jul 1924, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
  • Michael Hezekiah Brock, born 20 Jan 1853, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Timmie Smith; died 2 Jan 1927, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
  • William T. Brock, born 17 May 1854, McFarlan, Anson, North Carolina; married Martha J. Parker; died 22 Jul 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
  • Alsey Brock was born on 25 Jun 1855 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
  • Charles Ellerbee Brock, born 5 Oct 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Lucy Grace Davis; died 22 Nov 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
  • Pleasant Elmore Brock, born 16 Apr 1864, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Nancy Jane Davis; died 25 Oct 1926, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

There is no indication that Sally re-married after her husband was taken prisoner. Its heart wrenching thinking about the struggles she endured raising six boys alone after the War.



[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 168A; Line 27, Dwelling 1069, Family 1069, Householf of Hezekiah BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.

[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 117, Line 18, Dwelling 328, Family 327, Household of "Hugh" BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.

[3] "POW's held at Point Lookout Maryland", FHL Film #1303418, Entry #3906, H. Brock died 12 June 1865, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2 comments:

  1. Hezekiah was also my grt grt grandfather on my mother's side. Several years ago I came across a listing where Sally Morris Brock received a Confederate widow's pension. Unfortunately that has been lost and can not locate it since. I have always wondered who funded this Confederate widow's pension, certainly not the federal gov't. Also, why was Hezekiah still in prison after the war ended in April, although I know there was still a Confederate army in Texas that did not surrender til June, 1865. Was he too sick to leave or was his release delayed for some other reason?
    Thank you, John Martin

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  2. John, Good to hear from you cousin. The pension are on line at the SC Archives, I'll take another look at them; the states that the veteran lived in funded the southern pensions. I have some relative to moved to Florida, served in SC but receive pension from Florida.I have documents on Hezekiah's interment in Pt. Lookout, he died from pneumonia. The living conditions were terrible. Think of how many died today with pneumonia. He didn't stand a chance, up north, in the winter, living in tents outdoors with limited bedding and supplies.
    Good to hear from you. I would like to hear about yours and your mother's lineage - send me an email to CPurvis1 (at) gmail.com
    Thanks
    Charlie

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