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Civil War Soldiers of Watauga County

Civil War Soldiers of Watauga County

Michael C. Hardy (View posts)
Posted: 912168000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Adams, Baird, Bingham, Blair, Brown, Carlton, Coffey, Cook, Councill, Davis, Eggers, Farthing, Green, Greer, Harmon, Hartley, Hicks, Hodges, Horton, Isaac, Lewis, Main, Mast, Miller, Norris, Presnell, Proffit, Shull, Smith, Storie, Teaster, Triplett, Trivett, Turnmire, Wagner, Ward, Watson, Wilson
I am looking for information regarding Civil War soldiers that came out of Watauga County. I am working on a couple of projects: 1) a book on the 37th North Carolina Troops, 2) a Biographical record of Watauga County Civil War Soldiers, 3) a history of Watauga County from 1849 - 1870. Any information is welcomed.
Also, I am currently compiling a list of Watauga County Civil War soldiers. I have uncovered over 840 that came from Watauga County (91% Confederate). This information contains names, dates, service records, parents, wives. children, birth date and place, date of death and place, etc. While there are some soldiers I do not have a lot of info on, I do have something on every one of them. I am willing to share any information with interested parties. Please contact me.

Watauga Co. Marriage & Death records

Barb Humphreys (View posts)
Posted: 915278400000
Classification: Query
Searching for info on my great grandmother and grandfather
that were married and died in or around Watauga, North Carolina in the late 1800's. Grandfather T.DAVIS & Grandmother, M. ISAACS. I believe my G Grandfather ? ISAACS
was in the Civil War. Please Email me at

Thank you,

Veteran of Watauga Co

Brenda (View posts)
Posted: 918820800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Presnell
My great great grandfather was Harvey Miles Presnell he was in the civil war He lived in Watauga Co.

Inquiry on Presnells

Brenda Twiggs (View posts)
Posted: 918820800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harvey Presnell
I am looking for any information on my G-G Grandfather Harvey Miles Presnell in Watauga Co And my G-Grandmother Polly Presnell.

Norris, Hugh, Richard N, Geo F

Ray Norris (View posts)
Posted: 919425600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Norris
Searching for info, especially parents of brothers Hugh b 1812-14 NC, Richard N b 1819 Tn, Geo F b 1825 Tn. Possibly sister Sarah as Hugh signed for her to marry David White of Elizabethton, Tn. Hugh m Dec 17, 1835 in Washington Co, Tn to Hannah Hartsell. Hugh possibly born in Watauga Co, NC. Parents possibly Geo and Mary Davis Norris or James and Keziah McLaughlin Norris.

Inquiry on Teaster

Carol (Tester) Oliger (View posts)
Posted: 920462400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Teaster, Tester

Am looking for any information on William Harry "Bill" Tester/Teaster born May 22, 1846 married to Susan Dyer and resided in Watauga County, NC. My gfather John Alexander Tester was born in Boone. Would like to know what happed to W.H. "Bill" Teaster since he would have been the right age to serve in the Civil War. If you have information on any Teaster/Tester, I would love to hear from you.

Civil War Veterans

Amos Hollar (View posts)
Posted: 920635200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hollar, Townsend
My Gr. Gr. Grandfather William Thomas Hollar b.07-12-1841 d.02-22-1929 was listed as joining the 58th regiment Co D in Mountain City TN. My Great aunt says he had an injured leg during the war that he had to use a cane and he also had a bad eye as a result. Also a David Hollar is listed as Joining the 58th on October 31, 1861. His relationship to William is unknown to me, but they are listed together in the 1850 census under the household of Jacob Townsend.

Watauga Co. Civil War Soldiers

Bob Isaacs (View posts)
Posted: 920808000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Isaacs
Correction to my last posting (I should have checked my charts before posting the last one): Noah and Hugh Isaacs were cousins, Noah being the Son of Richard Isaacs II and Hugh the son of Richard's brother, Soloman Isaacs. Both were born in the same general time frame (Noah in 1838 and Hugh in 1839).

Watauga County Civil War Soldiers

Bob Isaacs (View posts)
Posted: 920808000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Isaacs, Fletcher, Eggers

In researching my Isaacs ancestry, I came accross the following list of Watauga County Civil War Veterans in WATAUGA ANCESTRY VOL. III no4, 63-Union and Confederate Civil War Veterans-extracted from the 1910 Watauga Co. Census of Population, Cove Creek:

Thomas B. Fletcher, age 67, Conf. Army. Farmer
Enoch Fletcher, age 65, Union Army. Farmer
Noah Isaacs, age 73, Union Army. Farmer
Hugh M. Isaacs, age 70, Conf. Army. Farmer
Riley Eggers, age 73, Conf. Army. Farmer
Landrine Eggers, age 79, Conf. Army. Farmer

Noah Isaacs was my gg-grandfather and Hugh was likely his brother, both being sons of Richard Isaacs, II and his wife Lilliana Swift Isaacs. Thomas and Enoch Fletcher may very well have been the brothers-in-law of Noah, who was married to Jane Fletcher Isaacs (But this is pure speculation on my part). Should you desire it, I can e-mail you a photo of Noah (Not in uniform, but taken much later in his life).

Keep me posted on how your project is running, I'm very interested in anything you may unearth with regard to what it was like for the families dealing with soldiers in the armies of both sides.

Bob Isaacs


Posted: 931694400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 996168417000
Surnames: Trivette, Presnell
Does anyone know who Nancy Louise Trivette"s parents were, she married James Presnell of Watuga Co., NC
Thank you, Margie
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