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William Bailey "Bala" Vanderford (5035)

Father: Albert Vanderford (4073)
Mother: Sally

b. 1841 in Chatham County, North Carolina [NC Troops]

m. Dec. 6, 1865 in Randolph County, North Carolina, Julia A. Tucker, b. Nov. 7, 1839, daughter of William Tucker and Jane Luck, d. April 25, 1906 buried at Fair Grove M.E. Church, Whynot, Randolph County, North Carolina. [NC misc]

Issue: [census-NC]

girl, b. 1870 in North Carolina


In March of 1862 William was 5' 5" tall. [NA - Mil Rec]


March 6, 1862:
William enlisted at Ashboro, Randolph County, North Carolina in Company B, 52nd Regiment, North Carolina Troops. This regiment was involved in heavy fighting during the Civil War. (See information for Joseph John Vanderford (5034)). [NA - Mil Rec]

December 1864:
William was still with Company B. [NC Troops]

April 14, 1865:
William was paroled at Burkeville Junction, Virginia. [NC Troops]

William was farming in Asheboro Township, Randolph County, North Carolina. Living with them was John Rich a farm laborer and Harriet Jones a domestic. [census-NC]

July 6, 1903:
William applied to the State of North Carolina for a Civil War soldiers pension. He was living in Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina at the time and claimed he was unable to work. His physician found a large tumor the size of a goose egg on his scrotum. [NC PenApp]

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