Saturday, April 16, 2011

Company B, 15th North Carolina Infantry

“Monroe Light Infantry”
(Originally named the 5th N.C. Volunteers)
Formed in Union County, North Carolina on May 3, 1861.

James Alberron - Resided in Caswell Co, NC when he enlisted as a Private on July 15, 1862. Wounded on Dec. 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.

Howell Boswell - Resided in Caswell Co, NC when he enlisted as a Private on July 15, 1862. Absent on detail as laborer or forage master. Wounded on Sept. 14, 1862 at Crampton's Gap, MD. Returned to duty on Feb. 28, 1863.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Frederick Family of Texas County, Missouri

The following is from Texas County Missouri Heritage Vol, III, Texas County Missouri Genealogical and Historical Society (1992), at 230 (Article submitted by Robyn Dunn Harlan). Note that the reference to John Barbosa Frederick and wife Elizabeth has not been confirmed. This is the only publication found that claims this ancestry. Accordingly, researchers are advised to proceed with caution and not to blindly repeat what is found here.


The following history chronicles the lives of the descendants of John Barbosa Frederick and wife Elizabeth. In 1685 John and Elizabeth came to America from Alsace, France, in the ship William and Sara. They settled in Virginia. Some of the family migrated to Maryland, then to South and North Carolina. The Frederick families coming to Missouri in 1862 were natives of Person County, NC.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Lyttleton A. Gwynn Litigation


Littleton A. Gwyn is a son of Daniel Gwyn and Zipporah Rice. Littleton A. Gwyn and Pamela A. Watt had two sons who both died young, Richard at six weeks old and Littleton A. Jr. at four years old.

Augustus Gwynn Litigation

Augustus Gwynn Litigation
North Carolina Supreme Court

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Clyde Fuller

Clyde Fuller was a fresh-faced Caswell County country boy when he was drafted into World War II and had his share of brushes with death. Born near Milton, Fuller was one of six children. He left the farm to become part of the war effort. As a U.S. Navy cook, he was aboard a cargo ship during the invasion of Okinawa. The ships were moving troops and equipment, always under the threat of fire from Japanese aircraft. He recalls being in a convoy of about a dozen ships when they were called to their stations after a “booger” was sighted honing in on them. “He was probably no more than 10 feet off the water. We couldn’t fire at him without hitting ships on the other side of us,” he recounts. He said they held their fire until they could see what was coming. The “booger” turned out to be a Japanese suicide pilot. “He flew right past us,” Fuller said, guessing he “could have thrown a rock” and hit the passing aircraft. “He was probably 20 to 30 feet away from me. He flew right past us.” Fuller said the pilot then made a bank to the left, circled around and slammed “into the quartermaster’s home, where they piloted the ship.” The ship exploded within seconds, blowing tons of metal into the sky. “Red hot metal fell down on board our ship” like embers from a lighted cigarette. Fuller said it was lucky his shipmates did not receive bad injuries, but he felt a deep sadness when he thought about the men on that target vessel: the dead and all the family members they left behind. He admits he was “tore up” over the disaster, as were his fellow sailors.