Catawba County, NC Soldiers Buried at
Rehobeth Methodist
Church Cemetery
Terrell, NC


Organized in 1789, Rehobeth was the first Methodist Church established west of the Catawba River. The driving force behind Rehobeth's birth was Daniel Asbury, a Fairfax, VA, native.
Daniel Asbury went to Kentucky in 1778, when he was about sixteen years old. He was captured by the Indians and then handed over to the British, who jailed him in Detroit. Escaping, he made his way back to Virginia around 1783. He was converted and received into the Methodist Conference in Virginia and came to North Carolina as a circuit preacher.

In 1787, Daniel Asbury founded the "Grassy Branch Methodist Society," which evolved into Rehobeth Church near what is now Terrell in Catawba County, North Carolina. In 1794, he held the first camp meeting for several days and nights at the site of Rehobeth Church. In 1824, he retired and married Nancy Morris. Asbury died in April 1825, and was buried in the Rehobeth Church cemetery.


 MILTON M. ABERNATHY, Private, Company G, 52nd Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Lincoln County and resided in Iredell County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at age 27, March 23, 1862. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through November 17, 1863. Reported absent without leave in January-February, 1864. Returned to duty in March-April, 1864. Present or accounted for through December, 1864. Captured by the enemy on an unspecified date. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863.].[NCT-12:481]

 

TYLER BEATTY,  Private, Company F, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 21. June 6, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until transferred to Point Lookout. Maryland, October 15-18, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred to Cox's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received February 14-15, 1865. for exchange. [NCT-7:196

 

HUGH BROTHERTON, Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and enlisted in Iredell County. Enlistment date reported as August 26, 1862; however, he was not listed in the records of this company until May-June, 1864. Reported present in July-August, 1864. Wounded in the right thigh and knee" at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Right leg amputated. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, where he was captured on April 3, 1865. Hospitalized at Fort Monroe, Virginia, April 15, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, May 9, 1865. Released at Newport News on June 15, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [Federal hospital records dated April-May, 1865, give his age as 35.]

 

CHARLES T. CONNOR, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 63rd Regiment, NC Troops, known as Co. K, 5th Regiment, NC Cavalry. Enlisted at age 22 for the war and appointed to rank from September 1, 1862. Submitted his resignation November 10, 1862 and it was officially accepted November 22, 1862. He served with his command along the Roanoke river in North Carolina and Virginia--a very important line between the two armies--but when the end came he was at home. A very sad thing occurred in connection with young Connor. Just as the war was closing in 1865, he went to Newton to have a settlement with Mr. Moses, a Jew living there at the time. While there the Federal troops came into Newton, and Connor and many others fled to keep from being captured, and poor Connor was shot at long range and killed. He was a fine man and but few, if any enemies. He left a widow and three children, namely, T. Frank Connor, doing a large business at Terrell in Catawba County, and Etta, who married the Rev. W. L. Sherrill, now living in Charlotte. The baby, Charlie Emma, married Dr. W B. Ramsay of Hickory. She died some years ago and is survived by Dr. Charles Ramsay and Mrs. Nina Hall and their father Dr. W. B. Ramsay.

 

HENRY F. CORNELIUS,  Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 20, August 14, 1861. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 19, 1864, with a gunshot wound of the left side. Place and date wounded not reported. Furloughed on June 15, 1864. Reported absent wounded through November 1, 1864. Reported absent without leave in November-December, 1864. Reported absent wounded in January-February, 1865. No further records. [NCT-9:48]

 

JAMES H. CORNELIUS, Private, Company K, 63rd Regiment, NC Troops, known as Co. K, 5th Regiment, NC Cavalry. Enlisted in Culpeper County, Va., October 22, 1863 for the war. Present or accounted for through August 1864 when he was reported as "absent, at home wounded." Issued clothing December 28, 1864.

 

WILLIAM ALBERTUS DAY, Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops - Born in Catawba County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 18, March 19, 1862. Reported present from November, 1862, through December, 1863, and in March-August, 1864. Captured at Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 11, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-12:119]

 

WILLIAM G. FISHER, Sergeant, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 27, August 14, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant in January-February, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, on or about May 10, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 18, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 3, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-9:49]

 

MONROE M. GABRIEL, Sergeant, Company K, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County and enlisted in Northampton County at age 20, June 22, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Sergeant in May, 1862-August, 1863. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, June 1, 1862, with a gunshot wound of the side. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty on June 7, 1862. Wounded in the left leg at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862. Furloughed for thirty days on July 7, 1862. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the head and left shoulder and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-4, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 15-18, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on February 18, 1865, and transferred to Boulware's and Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, where he was received February 20-21, 1865, for exchange. [NCT-7:238]

 

GREEN A. HAGER, Private, Company K, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Born in Lincoln County and resided in Mecklenburg County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Northampton County at age 20, June 22, 1861. Present or accounted for until he was left behind to attend the wounded and was captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 5, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on or about January 25, 1864, after joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company D, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry. [NCT-7:238]

 

JOHN C. HAGER, Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 33, March 19, 1862. Reported present from November, 1862, through August, 1863. Died in hospital at Weldon on September 1, 1863, of "febris typhoides." [NCT-12:121]

 

JACOB GAMEWELL HILL, Company F, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 18, February 25, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for until he died in camp near Kinston on May 12, 1863, of "typhoid pneumonia." The regimental Chaplain made the following statement concerning Private Hill: "He was naturally weak, and exposure soon brought on him the disease of which he died. In religion he was a Methodist, and I believe, a pious and consistent man, and therefore, of course, a good soldier." [NCT-9:60]

 

WILLIAM J. HOLDSCLAW, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a mechanic prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 26, March 19, 1862. Reported present or accounted for from November, 1862, through December, 1863. and in March-August, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [NCT-12:121

 

 ISAAC M. JONES, Private, Company C, 4th Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Iredell County where he enlisted at age 23, for the war. Present or accounted for until paroled at Appomatox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.[NCT-4:42]

 

JULIUS T. JONES,  Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County and enlisted at age 20, May 3, 1862, for the war. Died at Goldsboro on June 1, 1862, of disease. [NCT-12:122]

 

LEVI A. LOCKMAN, Company K, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted in Northampton County at age 19, June 22, 1861. Present or accounted for until detailed as a teamster on March 24, 1862. Reported absent on detail until he rejoined the company on or about October 28, 1864. Present or accounted for until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [NCT-7:241]

 

HUGH LITTLE, Company K, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops, Corporal-Enlisted in Northampton County on June 22, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal in May, 1862-April, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the head at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Returned to duty on June 4, 1863. Killed at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863.[NCT-7:230]

 

JAMES M. ROBINSON, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Enlisted on or about March 19, 1862. Discharged on an unspecified date (probably prior to November 1, 1862). Reason discharged not reported. [NCT-12:125]

 

ENOS SHERRILL, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops.

No official records have been found.

 

JOHN NELSON SHERRILL, Company F, 23rd Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private.Born in Catawba County where he resided prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 26, August 10, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for through August 1864. [NCT-2:450]

 

JAMES M. SHERRILL, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Enlisted in Catawba County on February 22, 1864, for the war. Captured at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, on or about May 1, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 18, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 3, 1864. Paroled at Elmira on October 11, 1864, and transferred to Venus Point, Savannah River, Georgia, where he was received on November 15, 1864, for exchange. Died "at home" on an unknown date. Cause of death not reported.[NCT-9:53]

 

JACOB W. SHERRILL, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops, 1st Lieutenant - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 29. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on March 22, 1862. Wounded in the right foot at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Furloughed on October 22, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 1, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Furloughed for thirty days on July 25, 1863, by reason of disability from wounds received at Sharpsburg. Returned to duty in November-December, 1863. Resigned on February 15, 1864, by reason of disability from wounds. Resignation accepted on February 23, 1864. [NCT-12:116]

 

JEPTHA SHERRILL, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops, 1st Lieutenant - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 33. Elected 1st Lieutenant on March 22, 1862. Became sick and "had to stop on the road unable to march" on or about July 10, 1862. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, July 11, 1862, with "ty[phoid] febris" and died on July 23, 1862.[NCT-12:116]

 

JOHN SMITH SHERRILL served in Company C, 4th Regiment, Senior Reserves. No further information.

 

SHERRILL, MOSES W., Private, Company K, 63rd Regiment, NC Troops, known as Co. K, 5th Regiment, NC Cavalry..Enlisted in Catawba County at age 28, August 9, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for through December 1864. [NCT-2:450]

 

MARCUS WILLIAM SHERRILL, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 22, September 12, 1861. Present or accounted for until November-December, 1864, when he was reported absent without leave. Reported absent without leave through February, 1865. [NCT-9:53]

 

SILAS WOODFORD SHERRILL, Company I, 49th Regiment, N.C. Troops, Private - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 24, March 19, 1862. Wounded at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present from November, 1862, through December, 1863, and in March-August, 1864. Captured at Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 20, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.[NCT-12:125, H:308]

 

JOSEPHUS TURNER, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a merchant prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 21, June 15, 1861. Present or accounted for through February, 1862. Roll of Honor indicates he was discharged. Date and reason discharged not reported. [NCT-5:129]

JOSEPHUS TURNER, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 22, March 7, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for until discharged on October 29, 1863, by reason of "rheumatismus ehronica." [May have served previously as Private in Company A, 12th Regiment N.C. Troops (2nd Regiment N.C. Volunteers).] [NCT-9:54]

 

DAVID ROBERT WHITENER, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, N.C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 40, October 25, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, July 26, 1862, of "febris typhoides."[NCT-9:54]

Rehobeth Methodist church, through the leadership of Ms. Shirley Beatty, erected a veterans memorial
 adjacent to the cemetery. It contains the names of military veterans from all wars who attended the church

[Marker photographs by Derick S. Hartshorn-all rights reserved]

REFERENCES:
NCT = North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster, N.C. Dept. of Achives & History, North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster (1983- )
H = "The Catawba Soldier in the Civil War", Prof. George W. Hawn
 


 

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