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Noah Jackson Vanderford (9021)

Father: Noah J. Vanderford (9020)
Mother: Elizabeth Edwards

b. April 15, 1831 in Edgecomb County, North Carolina [NC misc]

d. April 23, 1906, buried in Jackson Cemetery, Pitt County, North Carolina [NC misc]

m. Mar. 28, 1852 in Pitt County, NC, Winifred "Minnie" Elks [NC misc], b. Oct. 21, 1836, daughter of Jacob Elks and Argent Smith [Copeland,1982], d. Nov. 5, 1896, buried in Jackson Cemetery, Pitt County, North Carolina [NC misc]

Issue: [census-NC]

Joseph, b. 1853

m. --- Elks
James Aaron, b. Nov. 8, 1878 [LDS]

Margaret A. (9024), b. Jan. 17, 1856, d. April 14, 1922

Nancy, b. 1858

m. Nov. 25, 1879, Calvin Isaiah McGlawhorn [LDS]

Elizabeth, b. 1859

Priscilla, b. 1863


Jackson was a ditcher living near Marlboro in Pitt County, North Carolina. [census-NC]

January 27, 1862:
Jackson enlisted as a private in Company D, 44th Regiment North Carolina Infantry. [NC misc]

On the same day, John and William Vandiford also enlisted. This regiment was at the center of the Battle of the Wilderness, adjoining the Plank Road, on May 5, 1864. Jackson had been discharged, John was sick in Hospital, but William was probably present for this battle. "This immediate locality was the storm-center of the fight, and it is doubtful that any more violent and sanguinary contest occurred during the entire Civil War than just here. The road was swept by an incessant hurricane of fire, and to attempt to cross it meant almost certain death." [Reg History]

January 10, 1863:
Jackson was discharged from the 44th Regiment on account of bad health. [NC misc]

Jackson was a farmer living in Cantentnae Township, Pitt County, North Carolina with his wife, son and four daughters. [census-NC]

Jackson was living with his daughter, Margaret Dail's family in Cententnea Township, Pitt County, North Carolina. [census-NC]

May 19, 1902:
Jackson applied for a soldier's pension from the state of North Carolina. He was diagnosed as having indigestion and general debility resulting in two thirds disability. [NC PenApp]

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